Eran Egozy ’89, BYSO’s Capital Campaign Chair

Eran Egozy ’89 on Making the BYSO Youth Center for Music a Reality “I want to give everyone the opportunity to contribute to this project—to be able to say, ‘I helped make that happen.’” – Eran Egozy ‘89 Over a decade ago, the idea of the BYSO Youth Center for Music sparked—with the understanding that […]

Congratulations BYSO Board President Margaret Chen

Congratulations to BYSO Board President, Margaret Chen, listed in Barron’s 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance. We are grateful for her leadership and for the truly influential woman she is. Click here to read more!

Caroline Reiner-Williams ’06

“Keep creating music because it will always be there for you.” – Caroline Reiner-Williams ‘06 As a BYSO parent and alumni, as well as the Program Director of the Joy of Music Program in Worcester, Caroline Reiner-Williams ’06 knows the life-changing impact of music education. From her experience playing in BYSO, watching her own kids excel […]

2022 Impact Report

Click here to see the impact BYSO has in Boston and beyond in our 2021-2022 Season Impact Report.  

Kevin Chen ’11

“I recognized that I got so much out of BYSO, and that’s why I wanted to give back this year. Hopefully, a lot of people feel that way, and I think they do.” – Kevin Chen ‘11   Looking back on his time playing viola in BYSO, Kevin Chen ’11 recognizes everything the experience brought […]

2024-25 Summer Camp

Summer camp dates are for students that audition into JRO, REP and BYS. BYSO Camp takes place at New England Music Camp in Sidney, ME. Please save the dates! BYSO’s 2024-25 Summer Camp BYS Tuesday, August 13 – Friday, August 23, 2024 REP Sunday, August 18 – Friday, August 23, 2024 JRO Tuesday, August 13 […]

BYSO Through the Years

Today BYSO serves over 600 children throughout New England, and is recognized as one of the finest youth orchestras in the country. The timeline below highlights some of the most memorable moments in the history of BYSO. 1958 Dr. Robert Choate of Boston University leads the effort to establish a youth orchestra for junior and […]

Diane Nicholeris ’78

“The conductors, coaches, management, and administrative staff are 100% geared towards the students and making this experience meaningful to them. The standards are never compromised.” – Diane Nicholeris ’78 Taking the stage at Sanders Theatre for BYS and REP’s Opening Concert last month, Diane Nicholeris felt excited, sentimental, and nervous all at once. The momentum […]

George Goodwin ’13

“What sticks out to me about BYSO is the growth the average musician goes through – there isn’t another organization that gets those kinds of consistent results in the same amount of time.” – George Goodwin ‘13   Almost ten years after playing Trumpet in BYSO, George Goodwin still remembers the rigor and reward of […]