Miles currently holds a first violin position in the CYS orchestra.

Founded in 1952 the CYS has taught upwards of 15,000 students and includes two full symphony orchestras- the CYS Orchestra and the CYS Associate Orchestra, as well as a percussion ensemble and six additional groups for younger musicians.

CYS Associate Orchestra - California Youth Symphony

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CYS Associate Orchestra Music Director | Leo Eylar


The CYS Senior Orchestra performs at numerous venues throughout the Bay Area, and is currently expanding its performance schedule in the East Bay. The performance schedule for the current season can be found .

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In June and July of 2014, the CYS Orchestra embarked on its eighteenth international tour to the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, and Slovakia, presenting four concerts to rapturous responses from capacity audiences.

CYS Symphony Orchestra - The Socrcererers Apprentice
Take a moment to meet the current CYS orchestra members

performing as a cellist in Eastern Euorope as a CYS orchestra member

Each spring the California Youth Symphony holds its Young Artist Competition to select soloists for the following season. This year’s Competition will be held at Stanford University, Campbell Recital Hall, on Sunday, April 17, 2016. The Competition is open to pianists and instrumental soloists under age 19. Two young artists will be chosen by a panel of three judges to perform with the CYS Orchestra during the November or March concert series of the 2016-17 season.

CYS Senior Orchestra

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The CYS Associate Orchestra Concerto Competition was established during the 2006-07 season to recognize outstanding musicians in the orchestra and also train the orchestra in the art of orchestral accompaniment. The concerto competition is open to all current members of the orchestra and winners perform either a movement from a concerto or one movement concert piece accompanied by the CYS Associate Orchestra.

Corvallis Youth Symphony Association | Great kids


The CYS Senior Orchestra holds an annual Concerto Competition in December, offering its current graduating seniors an exciting opportunity to showcase their talent on our season finale concerts in May. Winners perform either a movement from a concerto or a one movement concert piece accompanied by the CYS Senior Orchestra.