Boston University Affiliation The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) has been in residence at Boston University's College of Fine Arts since its establishment in 1958 by Dr. Robert Choate. Since its inception, Boston University's College of Fine Arts has been a major sponsor of BYSO.
BYSO students rehearse in full orchestras, smaller ensembles and in individualized coaching sessions on Sundays at the College of Fine Arts. Some members of the music community at the College also serve as coaches.
Boston University also provides the use of many musical instruments as well as rehearsal and office space at no charge to BYSO. The Dean of the College of Fine Arts, and the Director of the Music Division serve as ex officio members on BYSO Board of Directors.
This close and important relationship between Boston University and BYSO has enabled the BYSO to provide talented young musicians with significant opportunities for personal and artistic growth. BYSO is grateful to Boston University for their continued support.