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 […]

Amy Beach

Composer Profile: Amy Beach

Amy Beach was a distinguished yet underrated American composer who wrote many fine works for chorus, chamber ensembles, orchestra, and piano. She has the distinguished role of being the first […]

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 […]

Disability Pride Month: 5 Disabled Musicians to Know

Disability Pride Month is celebrated in July, commemorating the passing of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in July 1990. The act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in public services […]

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 […]

2022 Student Award Winners

Each year, CYSO presents awards to students who have distinguished themselves throughout the season and during their time in our ensembles. Chosen by our artistic and administrative staff, here are […]

2022 Tour Blog: Vienna Waits for You

Tour goes by in the blink of an eye. One moment you’re packing your suitcase and then suddenly, it’s our last stop! For our final concert, students performed in the […]

2022 Music Inspiration Award: Timothy Fawkes

Each year, our student-nominated Music Inspiration Award honors a school band/orchestra director or private teacher who inspires and encourages their students. This year’s award is presented to Glenbard East High […]

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