Four Inspiring Videos from Maestro Tinkham

The past three weeks have been difficult for everyone. We miss our CYSO community, and we’ve heard from plenty of students and parents about how much they, too, miss CYSO. To help raise spirits a bit, Maestro Allen Tinkham shared these four videos that have been inspiring and bringing him joy right now.   Pavarotti sings Puccini’s Nessun Dorma (from …
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2020 Concerto Competition Winners

We’re pleased to announce CYSO’s 2020 Concerto Competition winners for Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, and Concert Orchestra. Concerto Competition winners will perform at CYSO concerts during the 2020-2021 season, so stay tuned for details as concert programs are announced next year. Read on to learn more about this year’s winners! SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Bianca Ciubancan (volin) Honorable Mentions: Rafael Noriega (bass …
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A Message from Maestro Tinkham

To the CYSO community, It has now been a week without rehearsals. While I hope that this hiatus will be short, no one knows how long it will last. Like you, I am burdened by the sudden changes in our lives. We are all adjusting to a new world. I miss making music with you very much already. In this …
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Rafael Noriega Accepted to NYO-USA

Congratulations to Symphony bass trombone Rafael Noriega who was selected to this year’s National Youth Orchestra (NYO)! Rafael has been a member of CYSO since 2018 and was a member of Philharmonic Orchestra prior to Symphony Orchestra. He’s a junior in high school and attends Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy in Chicago. This summer, Rafael will spend three weeks on …
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Updated Spring 2020 Printable Calendar

Though it may be hard to believe, spring is nearly here! With the change in season, have you downloaded a copy of our Spring 2020 printable calendar? Now’s the time to add this updated version to your fridge, bulletin board, or wherever you keep your most important dates. Download your copy here!