Spotlight on our 2019 Graduates


Each year, we’re more and more impressed by the achievements of our graduating seniors, and the 2019 class was no exception. Besides excelling in music, this year’s grads are thoughtful leaders, energetic changemakers, and impressive creative thinkers. We’re so proud that CYSO had a part to play in the lives of these young people and as they set out to the wider world, we can’t wait to see what they’ll achieve next!

2019 Graduates’ Future Plans

Camille Ancevicius | Valparaiso University – Nursing
Sara Austin | Butler University – Instrumental Music Education
Rowena Bakke | Gap year
Robert Black | Rice University – Music Performance
Jasmin Bolanos | University of Wisconsin at Madison – French horn performance
Payton Borich | DePaul University – Trumpet Performance
Nil Borrell | ENA (National School of Music) in Havana – Music Performance
Lucie Boyd | Northwestern University – Viola Performance
Rabia Brooke | The Juilliard School – Violin Performance
Keith Calloway | Yale University – Economics
Casey Cancilla | University of Illinois Champaign Urbana – Animal Science
Jaila Carr | Roosevelt University – Music Performance
Alexander Carroll | Northwestern University, Bienen School of Music – Double Bass Performance
Elizabeth Chang | Pepperdine University – Psychology
Madi Childs | Roosevelt University – Clarinet Performance and Music Education
Isabelle Chin | Northwestern University – Violin Performance and Communications
Andrew Cobb | University of Michigan – Computer Science, Business
Enrique Colita | Wilbur Wright College – Undecided
Daniel Dardon | Vanderbilt University – Music Education
Thomas Fenton | Indiana University – Finance
Sean Ford | University of Notre Dame – Music Performance and Business Management
Lee Friedman | Lawrence University – Viola
Elena Galentas | Lynn Conservatory of Music – Viola Performance
Karen Ge | Stanford University – Mathematics and Education
Madeline Grenier | Indiana University – Music Performance
Miles Hardemon | DePaul University – Jazz Studies
Riley Herbst | Illinois State University – Bassoon performance
Alannah Hill | Harvard University – Molecular & Cellular Biology
Perry Hoag | University of Notre Dame – Economics and Political Science
Rachel Hsu | Princeton – Molecular Biology
Leah Iosevich | University of Chicago – Undecided
Chester James | Lawrence University –  Oboe Performance
Liam Jankelovics | University of Michigan – Double bass performance
Max Kaufman | University of Iowa – Management/Marketing
Aaron Kaufman-Levine | New England Conservatory of Music – Jazz Saxophone/Jazz Studies
Tosya Khodarkovsky | University of British Columbia – Not decided
Anastasia Khoubaeva | School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Fine Arts
Grace Kim | University of Chicago – Economics
Colin Kim | Cornell University – Biological Sciences
Amelia Korbitz | Cincinnati Conservatory of Music – Violin Performance (major), Spanish (minor)
Sophia Kreider | Stanford University – Human Biology, Psychology
Steven Lane | Loyola University Chicago – Environmental Sciences; Film and Media Studies
Adele Lee | Harvard College  – Undecided
Hannah Lib | Columbia University – Neuroscience & Behavior
Colin Lundy | University of Chicago – Undecided
William Lyon | Vanderbilt University – Chemistry or Biology
Miles Magnini | United States Marine Corps
Megan Martin | Indiana university – Trombone performance
Chrisjovan Masso | DePaul University School of Music – Tuba Performance
John McDermott | Northwestern University – Political Science & Government
Lana Millman | Emory-Oxford College – Undecided
Alexa Mohsenzadeh | Emory University – Neuroscience and Philosophy
Ken Nakamura | Princeton University – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Lizzie Nuteson | DePaul University – Double Bass Performance
Margaret O’Malley | The Juilliard School – Viola Performance
Nicholas Ortiz | MIT – Electrical Engineering, Computer Science
Jacob Posner | Williams College – Undecided
Joe Powers | New England Conservatory – Jazz Performance
Cassandra Prokopowicz | University of Michigan – Mathematics
John Quinlan | Carnegie Mellon University – Oboe Performance and Chemistry
Charlie Reichert Powell | Peabody Institute – Jazz Guitar
Chloe Robbins | Indiana University – Bassoon Performance
Amanda Rosenberg | Lake Forest College – Undecided
Eddie Ryan | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – History, Economics, Music (minor)
Jakob Schmidt | Music Performance
Sam Schneider | Whitman College – Astrophysics
Maxwell Schultz | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Cello Performance
Audrey Shadle | Williams College – English/Music
Ashini Shah | Northwestern University – Statistics, Chemistry
Sam Shaw | Loyola University Chicago – Computer Science
Allen Shi | University of Illinois at Chicago – Biochemistry
Sabrina Shih | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign – Biology
Haley Siculan | Lawrence University – Environmental studies, Double Bass Performance
John Sikorski | Roosevelt University – Music Education
Spencer Smith | Peabody Institute – Trombone Performance
Jason Soto | University of Illinois at Chicago – Music Performance
Jenna Storiz | DePaul University – Bass Performance
Anna Stout | Gap Year
James Stuedemann | University of Texas at Austin – Computer Science Turing Scholars
Matthew Suh | Carnegie-Mellon University – Violin Performance + Computer
Joseph Sullivan | University of Michigan – Bass trombone Performance
Nick Szoblik | Trossingen University of Music – Music Performance
Miranda Towler | Peabody Institute – Jazz Performance
Quincey Trojanowski | UT Austin Butler School of Music – Bassoon performance
Landon Turvey | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Chemistry and Viola Performance
Sarah Uy | University of Texas at Austin – Music Education
Erin Villaflores | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Piano and CS
Zachary Ward | Carthage College – Clarinet Performance, Orchestra Management
Max Weiner | Vassar College – Economics
Jason Wilcox | Cincinnati Conservatory of Music – Music Performance
Michael Witt | Eastman School of Music – Music Performance
Annie Wu | Drake University – Actuarial Science
Sophia Youssef | University of Illinois at Chicago – Psychology

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST CYSO ALUMS!

Our 2019 graduates from each ensemble, pictured clockwise from the top: Symphony Orchestra, Kaiso Steel Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, Acelerando Strings


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