Alumni Spotlight: Lucie Ticho, ’16

As one of the youngest musicians to be accepted into CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra at just 12 years old, Lucie Ticho continues to break barriers and thrive as a young adult […]

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: Beatrice Chen, ’18

Many CYSO musicians have gone off to become incredibly successful orchestral performers and Beatrice Chen is no exception. As an alumni from the year of 2018, Bea is the newest […]

Barrick Stees holding a bassoon

Alumni Spotlight: Barrick Stees, ’77

1977 CYSO alum Barrick Stees has established himself as one of the most respected bassoonists of our time. He serves as assistant principal bassoon of the Cleveland Orchestra, instructor at […]

CYSO Alumni Hideko Amano holding a flute.

Alumni Spotlight: Hideko Amano, ’90

Of the CYSO alumni who go on to be professional musicians, many also find themselves teaching music as well. And it’s not uncommon that these alumni teachers send their students […]

Remembering CYSO alum Richard Oldberg

CYSO is saddened to hear of the passing of Richard Oldberg, a 1956 CYSO alum. Richard was a respected musician and educator, serving as a long-time member of the Chicago […]

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