Allen Tinkham

Music Director

Daniella Valdez

Director of String Ensembles

Dr. Donald DeRoche

Director of Chamber Music

Scott McConnell

Director of Steel Orchestras

Pharez Whitted

Director of Jazz Orchestra

Kenny Lee

Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor

Michael Mascari

Concert Orchestra Conductor

Dana Green

Debut Orchestra Conductor

Anne Huynh McTighe

Assistant Director of String Ensembles

Jaron Woodsley

Steel Orchestras Assistant

Simón Gómez Gallego

Percussion Ensemble Coach

Richard Brasseale

Moos Elementary Saxophone Coach

Phyllis Calderon

Graham Elementary Strings Coach

Nayelii Duran

Holmes Elementary Strings Coach

Noe Mina

Moos Elementary Brass Coach

Eric Hines

Holmes Elementary Percussion Coach

Priya Fink

Flute Teacher

Hugo Saavedra

Moos Elementary Low Brass Coach

Fabian Correa

Moos Elementary Percussion Instructor

To get in touch with a member of the artistic staff or faculty, please get in touch with Reanna Panlilio, Operations Coordinator, at


Chamber Music Faculty Donald DeRoche
Simón Gómez Gallego
Kenny Lee
Kristina Lee
Istvan Loga
Scott Tegge
Composition InstructorEric Malmquist
Ensembles in Residence Gaudete Brass
Terrance Malone Gray headshot

In memoriam: Terrance Malone Gray

In June 2022, CYSO’s beloved Associate Conductor Terrance Malone Gray passed away. Our longest serving staff member, Maestro Gray led CYSO ensembles with his trademark enthusiasm for nearly 30 years, impacting the lives of thousands of young musicians. Read our tribute to Maestro Gray.

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