Mount Royal Youth Orchestra
The orchestra with heart
Welcome to the Mount Royal Youth Orchestra, where we offer you the opportunity to play great music along with other young musicians. Under the leadership of dedicated and passionate directions, you prepare for concerts of the highest level. Playing with the Mount Royal Youth Orchestra is a captivating and exciting way to learn and feed your passion for classical orchestral repertoire.
The most advanced ensemble of the MRYO welcomes musicians ages 14-25. Symphony Orchestra offers young musicians the opportunity to acquire advanced orchestral playing skills by working on challenging and demanding repertoire. It is a unique opportunity to get a taste of great symphonic repertoire in a fun, energetic, and passionate learning environment.
The intermediate level string orchestra for ages 11 to 15. The goal of the ensemble is to give young musicians of an intermediate level the opportunity to develop basic orchestral skills in order to prepare them for eventual entry into the Symphony Orchestra. The repertoire is carefully chosen to build confidence on both a technical and musical level, while developing all aspects of string playing.
The junior string ensemble for ages 5 to 12. The goal of the ensemble is to give young musicians the opportunity to discover the fun of learning to play together. The repertoire is carefully chosen and arranged so that all levels may participate; no matter what the student’s abilities, he or she will be included, challenged, and encouraged.
An ensemble created for beginners wind musicians . It gives musicians the chance to develop their technique and their musicality while giving them the fun of making music in a group. The repertoire will allow them to develop as wind musicians and prepare them for repertoire and orchestral playing techniques.
Les auditions pour la saison 2020-2021 auront lieu le 30 mai, le 6 et le 13 juin. Veuillez compléter le formulaire pour réserver votre place. Les étudiants doivent être préparés (voir répertoire d’audition) et doivent arriver 10 minutes à l’avance pour confirmer leur présence et se réchauffer.
Auditions for the 2020-2021 season will be held on May 30, June 6 and 13. Please complete the form to reserve your place. Students must be prepared (see audition directory) and must arrive 10 minutes in advance to confirm their attendance and warm up.
Thinking of coming to several concerts this season? Enjoy a discount with the season pass ($65 for adults, $35 for students and seniors, $20 for children) that gives you access to all regular season concerts as well as the gala concert.
A small donation can make a big difference!
With the exception of our professional conductors and coaches, the Mount Royal Youth Orchestra is run entirely by volunteers. We draw our revenues from government grants, concert tickets sales, and private donations. Every dollar you are able to donate goes directly to support the orchestra’s mission and is much appreciated.
The MRYO is a registered charity therefore all donations are eligible to be claimed on federal and Quebec tax returns.
There are two ways you can make a tax-deductible donation to the MRYO, first one is to post a check to the name of Westmount Youth Orchestra, and second one is to do it online with Paypal.
Mail your cheque to
To post your cheque:
Westmount Youth Orchestra
5038 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, QC H4A 3V4
Please indicate to whom the receipt should be issued and your tax receipt will be mailed to you.