Cultivating passion in young musicians through immersive and diverse symphonic experiences in Mid-Missouri's #1 Youth Symphony Program.
The Missouri Symphony Conservatory (MSC) is the branch of MOSY whose goal it is to educate and inspire young musicians through performance opportunities to become lifelong music advocates. 

Students are encouraged to participate in all three sections of the Conservatory, but they can pick and choose what they are most interested in.
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Our Programs

Large Ensembles:

Missouri Youth Symphony:  Our most advanced ensemble, grades 9-12. Strings, winds, brass, and percussion are welcome! Rehearses on Sunday afternoons. Conducted by Dr. Stephen Radcliffe.
Missouri Junior Youth Symphony: Our intermediate ensemble, grades 6-9. Strings, winds, brass, and percussion are welcome! Rehearses on Sunday afternoons. Conducted by Briana Frieda.
Missouri Youth Orchestra: Our entry ensemble, grades 2-6. Strings only! No audition necessary. Rehearses on Saturday mornings. Conducted by Renan Leme.

Chamber Music Initiative:

Our chamber music initiative is open to any student grade 6-12, including pianists. Students will be placed in small ensembles of between 3 and 8 students of similar age and ability. They will rehearse for one hour each week with a designated coach, building to a final performance at the end of each semester. More advanced students will also receive other opportunities to perform in the community.

Musical Skills and Knowledge Course:

Students will be placed in one of three levels after taking a music theory placement exam. Most weeks will consist of basic aural skills, music theory, and music history, with special events and guest speakers dispersed throughout the year. Special sessions will also include professional skills, including resume building, recording for auditions, and building better practicing habits. There is no outside work for the course, but students are expected to be engaged and participate when in class.

The most advanced class is focused specifically on preparing advanced high school students to study music in college.

Our Conservatory is proudly sponsored by

The Missouri Symphony is committed to engaging professional artists, educating young musicians, and enthralling diverse audiences through exceptional symphonic performances.
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