Maine Youth Rock Orchestra performs at TEDxDirigo.
Under the direction of Kevin Oates, Maine Youth Rock Orchestra is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) program in part with the Maine Academy of Modern Music, which provides orchestral string students ages 10-18 the opportunity to work alongside and perform with professional artists in an alternative setting. Since its founding in 2014, MYRO has performed at five venues across Maine with 20 artists, providing concert experiences featuring all genres of music. MYRO’s young artists have produced two music videos, including one for Converse Rubber tracks with The Ballroom Thieves. They will be producing two more over the course of 2016. During the 2015-2016 season, MYRO will be performing in Boston, Burlington, NYC, Portland, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, allowing its talented orchestral students the opportunity to showcase the great experiences that Maine has to offer.