student participants across 169 zip codes and three states
people watched CYSO performances over the past year
percentage of CYSO students who receive financial assistance or attend a free program
CYSO’s class of 2023 was made up of 106 grads who will attend some of the most-respected colleges, universities, and conservatories in the world. Almost half of them will study music, while the rest will study a wide range of subjects including engineering, history, astrophysics, pre-med, literature, computer science, education, more. And perhaps most impressive of all, our class of 2023 earned nearly $8 million in scholarships!
Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging is inseparable from musical excellence. We value the unique role and contribution of every musician and recognize that we will only create world-class music when each member of the ensemble can participate to their fullest potential.
CYSO alumni go on to play in the world’s best orchestras and ensembles, and can also be found at the top of nearly every other field, from science to business to government. Read more about a few of the brilliant alums we’ve caught up with recently.