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Sean Ford’s Creative Tour Fundraising

 Back in the fall, the Chicago Tribune‘s Daily Southtown ran a story about Symphony Orchestra french horn player and Tinley Park High School senior Sean Ford. Sean will be joining CYSO on our […]

Giacomo Glotzer Reflects on What He Learned in a Decade with CYSO

CYSO is more than just music. For many students, it offers not only the chance to play with other musicians at an extraordinarily high musical level, but also valuable experiences […]

CYSO Stories: Magali Coronado

 In her senior year of high school at Lane Tech, Magali Coronado decided to try something new.  Already an accomplished flute player, she joined CYSO’s most advanced steelpan ensemble, Kaiso […]

Lucy Mangalapalli Named to Chicago’s 2018 Rising Star Honor Roll

2018 CYSO alum Lucy Mangalapalli was recently named to the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ (DCASE) 2018 Rising Star Honor Roll, recognizing her as one of Chicago’s […]

Violinist Bryana Martinez Crosses Musical Genres with Orchestra and Mariachi

Bryana Martinez, a sophomore at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, is violinist in CYSO’s Philharmonic Orchestra and a very busy young musician. In addition to playing with CYSO and […]

Danielle Calloway Named to 2017 Fifth Star Honors’ Rising Star Honor Roll

2017 graduate Danielle Calloway has been named to Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ (DCASE) 2017 Rising Star Honor Roll. Recognizing 25 outstanding young artists from around Chicago, […]

Alumni Interview: Cyril Wang on His Tour Experience

Violinist Cyril Wang performed with CYSO for seven years—four as a member of Symphony Orchestra and three years in Concert Orchestra. A 2014 graduate, Cyril also joined us on two […]

CYSO Stories: Pam and Kayla Cabrera

Over the course of a student’s time with CYSO, we have the privilege of watching them mature as musicians and as people. During this formative time, young people learn about dedication and hard […]

Rob & Sam Calhoon: Two Generations of Bass

Rob Calhoon and his son Sam are both bass players. Not only that, they’re both part of the CYSO family: Sam is a current student in Debut Orchestra and Rob […]

CYSO Stories: Fred McClure

  Fred McClure was eager to finally choose an instrument when he entered the 5th grade. After watching his school band for a few years, he initially tried brass and wind […]

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