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
Get to know CYSO’s class of 2022! Made up of 106 members, our most recent grads will attend 42 of the most-respected colleges, universities, and conservatories. More than half will study music, while the rest will focus on majors including pre-med, engineering, architecture, psychology, and more. And perhaps most impressive of all, our class of 2022 earned a whopping $7.2 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.