Featured Alumni

Diane Nicholeris ’78


As we celebrate the start of BYSO’s 65th season, we caught up with Diane Nicholeris ’78 to talk about her accomplished career in music and her return to the stage with BYSO.
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Diane Nicholeris ’78
“The conductors, coaches, management, and administrative staff are 100% geared towards the students and making this experience meaningful to them.
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George Goodwin ’13
“What sticks out to me about BYSO is the growth the average musician goes through – there isn’t another organization
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Ashley Gong ’21
“This program transformed my life. It gave me such a great community of friends and it was really motivating to
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Sébastien Ridore ’15
This month, we caught up with Sébastien Ridore, a 2015 BYSO alumnus. Sébastien got his start in ICP at the
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Andi Lamoreaux ’64
After a 52-year long career at WFMT Classical Music Radio in Chicago, Andi Lamoreaux (formerly McMahon) ’64 recently retired from
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Genevieve Lefevre ’15
This season, as we have been welcoming our students back to the stage, alumna Genevieve Lefevre also returned to grace
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Jayna Leach ’18 and Dacha Thurber ’20
As we celebrate the start of BYSO’s 64th season, we caught up with Jayna Leach ’18 and Dacha Thurber ’20,
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Dr. Rani Sellers ’83
This season, BYSO alumni spotlights will feature alumni who are doing essential work during this time of crisis. Dr. Rani
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Dr. Philip Simon ’65
This season, BYSO alumni spotlights will feature alumni who are doing essential work during this time of crisis. Dr. Philip
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Are you, or someone you know, a BYSO alum with an interesting story or life update to share? Contact Jeanne Bedard, Development Associate, at jbedard1@bu.edu or (617) 358-6119!