Support CYSO

By supporting CYSO you become a vital part of one of the premier youth orchestras in the country. Each season, thousands of students participate in our ensembles and  community engagement programs—programs that are made possible with your support.

Tuition covers 30% of the total cost of each student’s participation in CYSO. We depend on support from our patrons and volunteers to make up the difference and help maintain the high-quality and enriching musical experiences our students and audiences have come to expect.

Over the years, CYSO students have gone on to become orchestra members of some of the most recognized names in the world of classical music including: The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The New York Philharmonic, The Academy of Saint Martin-In-The-Fields, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and many others. By giving to CYSO, you are not only supporting its programs, but the virtuosic musicians of tomorrow and the future of classical music.

“Young people come to CYSO to find their limits—they stay to transcend them.”

Allen Tinkham, CYSO Music Director

Support CYSO’s music education programs with an individual gift, or through corporate giving.


Attend a fundraising event or performance to experience our students’ talent and commitment for yourself.


We rely on a team of dynamic volunteers to maintain year-round operations of CYSO’s programs.