COO Brian Baxter Accepts New Position as Executive Director of Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra

CYSO announced today that Chief Operating Officer Brian Baxter will step down from his role on February 10 to take on the position of Executive Director for Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra based in Davenport, Iowa. Baxter has been with CYSO for nearly a decade, growing CYSO’s student body by 30% from 400 to more than 600 students, leading three international …
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Download the 2017-2018 Season Calendar

Our 2017-2018 season is underway! To make sure you never miss an event, download our printable season calendar. Sized just right for refridgerators, bulletin boards, maybe even a nice frame next to your bed if you really want to get fancy! Download your copy here.

Spring Orchestra Hall Video Playlist

Ready to relive every moment of our spring 2017 Orchestra Hall concert? This performance had it all: drama, emotion, and even a rockstar world premiere! Check out the concert videos below, or experience the performance again and again by purchasing a DVD or CD/download of the concert in the CYSO shop. Franz von Suppé  | Poet and Peasant Overture CYSO’s Philharmonic …
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Two Great Events for College-Bound Students

This fall, CYSO hosts two events to take some of the guesswork out of applying to college. Whether you’re planning to study music or business, we’re here to help make the process slightly less overwhelming!   Getting Into College 101 Thursday, September 28 | 6:00-8:30 pm | CYSO Room 833 Applying to college can be a tricky process, and even …
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Arts in Education Week: Get Involved and Make Your Voice Heard!

This Arts in Education Week, Executive Director Susan Lape offers suggestions for how individuals can get involved in the important national conversation around funding and support for the arts. Here at CYSO, we believe the arts are essential for society to function, and we are strong advocates for arts education for children of every age. Studies have shown that students …
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Arts in Education Week: CYSO Artistic Staff on What Arts Education Taught Them

The arts challenge us, bring us joy, and sometimes, keep us out of trouble. There’s a million different ways we can count how arts education influences people from all walks of life. In honor of Arts in Education Week, the CYSO artistic staff shared their #BecauseofArtsEd stories about what arts education gave to them, and what the arts give to …
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