Five BYSO ICP Musicians Will Graduate After an Average of Eleven Years in the Program

BYSO’s Intensive Community Program (ICP), is a nationally recognized instrumental training program that was created in response to the financial and culturally accessibility barriers preventing students from Boston and underrepresented communities from participating in classical music opportunities. The program, open to ages K-12, starts with students who often have little to no music training. Over […]

ICP Strings Recruitment Fall 2019- APPLY TODAY!

Do you know a student age 4-7 who is interested in experiencing classical music? BYSO’s Intensive Community Program (ICP) is recruiting a new class of ICP Strings students! ABOUT ICP : In 1998, BYSO created the Intensive Community Program (ICP), a rigorous instrumental training program, in response to financial and cultural accessibility barriers preventing students from Boston’s […]

BYSO’s Annual Gala Celebrates ICP!

On Saturday, March 30, 2019 we were delighted to welcome more than 250 guests to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for our ninth Annual Gala—this year celebrating 20 years of the Intensive Community Program (ICP)! This Gala was uniquely special because we honored our Intensive Community Program (ICP), its students, its alumni, and its […]

ICP Student Stories

COMMUNITY I love how ICP is a very tight-knit family and no matter what BYSO orchestra we’re placed in, we always say hi to each other when we see one another because we all have something in common that not many have, and that’s being a part of ICP. Cyan, 18, Cello What I like […]

MLK Summer Scholars Program in the news

The John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars program provides summer jobs for over 600 Boston teens at nearly 70 local non-profit organizations each year—the largest summer jobs program of its kind in United States. The MLK Scholars program is built on the inspirational values and legacy of its namesake, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., turning scholars […]

Ashley on ICP

For as long as I can remember, ICP has been an integral part of my life. My family was introduced to the Intensive Community Program by one of our neighbors and close family friends. My parents thought it was an amazing opportunity, so they had my older brother audition. All I can remember of this […]


CHAPTERS IN CHAMBER Boston Public Library Outreach Concert Series ICP Chamber groups perform in Boston neighborhood branch libraries Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Intensive Community Program celebrates 20 years of commitment to diversifying the future of classical music. Students from BYSO’s Chamber Music will bring an educational and interactive music performance to neighborhoods throughout Boston in […]

ICP Winds Recruitment 2018

Do you know a student age 7-10 who is interested in experiencing classical music?   ABOUT ICP: The Intensive Community Program (ICP), directed by Nicole Cariglia is a rigorous instrumental training program within the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) that brings quality classical music instruction to students from communities traditionally underrepresented in the classical music […]

ICP String Recruitment Fall 2017

9/20 Update:  We are no longer accepting applications to ICP Strings Fall 2017 Recruitment. For more information on ICP Recruitment, click here. ICP String Recruitment Fall 2017 WHO: Students ages 4-7 (as of September 1, 2017) who are interested in experiencing classical music may apply. No prior musical experience is necessary! HOW: Interested families must submit […]

BYSO Intensive Community Program announces new class of ICP Winds students

[envira-gallery id=”225477″] BYSO is proud to announce its newest program within its Intensive Community Program – ICP Winds. For 18 years, the BYSO Intensive Community Program (ICP) has focused solely on string instrument training, providing string instrument lessons on violin viola, cello, and bass. In January 2017, ICP officially expanded to include several orchestral woodwind […]