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Michigan Philharmonic

The Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Nan Washburn, provides a unique, enriching and exciting musical experience for aspiring young players throughout Southeastern Michigan. MPYO currently offers a full program of three orchestras and a flute choir, workshops and master classes with prominent guest soloists and composers and yearly side-by-side performances with the professional musicians of the Michigan Philharmonic. MPYO students attend many different local area public and private schools and homeschool.

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The orchestra is committed to enrich our audience with a diverse programming, enjoyable cultural and social experiences. Music Education is a very important component of the Michigan Philharmonic organization and through varies collaborations with composers, musicians and community schools it has taken music to many children in our area. Music is fundamental for the integral development of any person. “Children are very excited when they see the instruments and our musicians visiting the schools” says Jane Libbing, our manager for the Youth Orchestra. It is an invaluable experience and indeed makes a difference in anyone’s life. Music is a universal language that knows no frontiers.