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…

David Chan

NY Met Opera, Julliard,
Mannes  School

Robert deMaine

Los Angeles

Kevin Fitz-Gerald

Thornton School

Ben Hong

LA Phil
Colburn School

David Kaplan

Herb Alpert School

Radu Marion Paponiu

Southwest Florida Symphony
Naples Philharmonic

Alexander Tseitlin

California Young Artists Symphony

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), Luana Cherry (Vice President), Cindy Kahn (Treasurer), Janeen Gallego (Secretary), Micah Tischler, Dianne Rammon, Shayne Heller LaChapelle

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