Jazz pianist Ryo Fukui poses at the piano.

Composer Profile: Ryo Fukui

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and we’re highlighting the work of Japanese Jazz pianist Ryo Fukui. CYSO Symphony Orchestra cellist and Social Media Team member Abigail AuYeung explores the life […]

Four Arab Musicians You Should Know

National Arab American Heritage Month takes place in April and celebrates Arab and Arab-American culture and pays tribute to the contributions of Arab Americans Check out this list of four […]

Reflections on Tchaikovsky Discovers America

CYSO partners regularly with Classical Kids LIVE! to present their family-friendly productions of stories from the history of classical music. Told with live actors acting in front of an accompanying […]

NYO Accepts Two CYSO Students

Every Summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) brings together talented pre-college music students to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. These students, selected after […]

Student Feature: Dean Barrow

Our past Student Features have introduced readers to CYSO musicians who are active in the performing arts including theatre, dance, and even composition. This month’s Student Feature showcases something a […]

Composer Marcus Norris posing on a bench in a red suit.

Composer Profile: Marcus Norris

In the world of classical music it’s not uncommon to see the same composers headlining every concert, with the same handful of pieces being played over and over again. Though […]

8 Tips for Live and Recorded Auditions

Auditions can be nerve-wracking, regardless of whether it’s your first or 50th time. Today musicians have to be ready to audition in person in front of judges as well as […]

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