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. 

Semester starts January 22!

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The Missouri Youth Symphonic Band

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Our Programs

New! The Missouri Youth Symphonic Band

Designed for students with a band performance background.

Missouri Youth Symphony

Our most advanced ensemble. Open to all instruments, grades 9-12. Rehearses Sunday afternoons, 4:00-6:00 PM at the Sinquefield Music Center of the University of Missouri. Conducted by the MOSY Music Director.

Junior Symphony

Our intermediate ensemble. Open to all instruments, grades 6-9.. Rehearses Sunday afternoons, 2:00-4:00 PM at the Sinquefield Music Center of the University of Missouri. Conducted by Briana Frieda.

Prelude Strings

Our entry level ensemble. Strings only, grades 2-6. Rehearses Saturdays, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Sinquefield Music Center of the University of Missouri. Conducted by Priscila Honorio.

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. 

Students will rehearse for one hour each week with a designated coach, building to a final performance at the end of each semester. Advanced students will also receive other opportunities to perform in the community!

Individual groups meet at various times.

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.

Meets Sunday afternoons.

Tiers of Tuition

Scholarship opportunities available. Please contact for more information.





Musical Skills & Knowledge


New! Missouri Youth Symphonic Band

*Spring 23 Semester Deal*
*add other courses for for additional cost per year
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*Scholarships available! Ask how you can receive up to 75% OFF tuition at registration.

Our Conservatory Staff

The Missouri Symphony Conservatory is proud to offer quality educational experiences with high-caliber educators and musicians in the mid-Missouri area.

Wilbur Lin

Missouri Symphony Orchestra and Missouri Youth Symphony

Jacob Schnitzer

and Teaching Artist, MSO & Conservatory

Briana Frieda

Junior Symphony

Priscilla Honorio

Prelude Strings

Henry Myers

Chamber Music

Sooah Jung

Chamber Music

Introducing NEW! 

Missouri Youth Symphonic Band

Dr. Brian Silvey

MU Director of Bands
Co-Director, MYSB

Allison Davis

Ph.D. Candidate, MU SoM
Co-Director, MYSB

Zack Nenaber

Graduate, MU SoM
Co-Director, MYSB

Questions? We're here to help!

For Administration, Registration, or General Inquires of the Missouri Symphony Conservatory please contact:

Jordan Nielsen


(573) 607-5903

29 S Ninth St, Ste 211
Columbia, MO 65203

Our Conservatory is proudly sponsored by

The Missouri Symphony enriches our community through music education, professional performances, and diverse experiences.
29 S Ninth St, Ste 211
Columbia, MO 65201
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