MISSION: "To provide a unique orchestral experience leading to performances that shape, educate and inspire lives of developing youth musicians in the communities of Central Minnesota."
CMYO IS IN FULL SWING FOR FALL 2017/2018!
Fall schedules are available under Ensembles & Schedules in the menu above! Hard copies of the brochures are available at local string shops and the Paramount Arts!
Go to the Season Events page for more information on CMYO's 2017/2018 concerts and events!
O. Nicholas Raths is a founding member of the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, a nationally renowned chamber ensemble he performed across the country with for twenty-five years. He attended the University of Southern California, where he studied with classical guitarist Pepe Romero and jazz guitarists Jimmy Wyble and Howard Roberts and received his DMA from the University of Minnesota under the direction of classical guitarist Jeffrey Van. He teaches at St. John’s University and Augsburg College.
2017-2018 Season Fall Guest Artists
Nick Mordal is a freelance guitarist and private instructor. While earning a bachelors degree at Augsburg College he studied under Nick Raths and was one of two students to earn a Hognander music scholarship during the year 2014-15.