Alumni Interview: Emma Gerstein

Emma Gerstein joined CYSO as a high school sophomore back in 2002. At the time, playing the flute was simply a hobby among many other things the high schooler from Hyde […]

Jerome Fifer and his wife Daisy pose with a CYSO student

Alumni Spotlight: Jerome Fifer, ’53

When students leave our program and move onto the next chapter of their lives, they begin a special relationship with CYSO as an alum. Regardless of whether or not they […]

Alumni Spotlight: Mary Elizabeth Bowden, ’00

On Sunday, November 14, CYSO alum Mary Elizabeth Bowden will return to her old stomping grounds, joining Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert at Orchestra Hall. Mary will perform the Midwest premiere […]

Noteworthy Alumni

Orchestra Members Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-FieldsMarilyn Sansom – Cello, Viola de Gamba* Alabama Symphony OrchestraTessa Vermeulen — Assistant Principal/Second FluteAmsterdam Concertgebouw OrchestraBen Peled – ViolinJulie Studebaker – Co-Principal Horn* Annapolis […]

Conductor, holding a score, surrounded by formally-dressed high-school-aged musicians with their instruments


CYSO maintains a community of alumni who continue to inspire and cultivate personal excellence through all walks of life. Not only do CYSO alumni sit in some of the world’s […]

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