The California Young Artists Symphony is a pre-professional orchestra providing exceptional artist fellowships for the next generation of musicians alongside visionary mentors and directors, bringing monumental music to iconic venues in the Southern California region.

CYAS is an electrifying experience for audience and musician alike, as some of the most exceptional orchestral musicians in the southern California region bring to life the greatest masterpieces of music literature.

The orchestral program brings together graduate, undergraduate, and pre-college students to form a unique ensemble rich in skill and energy. Students receive the opportunity to play alongside internationally acclaimed orchestral leaders, soloists, and directors.

CYAS looks forward to rewarding the commitment of the young artists of our generation with unparalleled guidance, and sending them into the world they will inevitably shape with their art.

Artist Board

CYAS is grateful to be guided by the perspective of some of the most renowned artists in the field of music and the arts…

Martin
Chalifour

LA Phil
USC Thornton School

David
Chan

NY Met Opera, Julliard,
Mannes  School

Robert
deMaine

Los Angeles
Philharmonic

Kevin
Fitz-Gerald

USC
Thornton School

Ben
Hong

LA Phil
Colburn School

David
Kaplan

UCLA
Herb Alpert School

Radu Marion
Paponiu

SW Florida Symphony
Naples Philharmonic

Marek 
Szpakiewicz

Azusa Pacific
University

Alexander
Tseitlin

Director,
CYAS

Festivals

Artist Board Appearances

Artist Board Affiliated Summer Festivals

Join our Artist Board members at their summer festival apperances…

Montecito International
Summer Festival

Thousand Oaks, CA
July

Affiliated Artists
Alexander Tseitlin
Robert deMaine

Credo National Festival

Chicago, IL
July

Affiliated Artists
David Chan

Euro Music Festival and Academy

Szczecin, France
August

Affiliated Artists
Kevin Fitz-Gerald

Taipei Music Academy and Festival

Taipei, Taiwan
July-August

Affiliated Artists
Ben Hong
David Chan

CYAS operates under Conejo Oaks Symphony in Thousand Oaks, CA as a 501c3 Non-Profit (ID 77-0423700)

Current Board of Directors: Michelle Eddy (President), Shayne Heller LaChapelle (Treasurer and Secretary), Micah Tischler, Dianne Rammon

Please direct inquiries to our office using our contact page above.