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 a unique experience for exceptional young orchestral musicians seeking to grow as artists alongside talented peers.

The orchestral program brings together graduate, undergraduate, and pre-college students to form an electrifying 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…

David Chan

NY Met Opera, Julliard,
Mannes  School

Radu Marion Paponiu

Southwest Florida Symphony
Naples Philharmonic

Ben Hong

LA Phil
Colburn School

Kevin Fitz-Gerald

USC
Thornton School

Robert deMaine

Los Angeles
Philharmonic

Alexander Tseitlin

Director,
California Young Artists Symphony