Coreisa Lee, flute

Growing up in a family entirely made up of musicians, I began taking flute lessons in the 4th grade at The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame - a community center in Downtown Birmingham, Alabama that offered free music classes.

Ejin Hur, violin

I can proudly say that one of the best decisions of my life was joining the New York Youth Symphony. Through the NYYS I gained many positive factors and truly discovered my passion for music.

Tim Rachbach, drummer

I have been the drummer for the NYYS jazz band for the past 2 years and I am having a great experience!  Matt Holman is a really chill director and communicates effectively with a high degree of professionalism.  It has been an invaluable learning experience working on a broad range of big

Michael Bliss, saxophone

Music has been a part of my life for many years. Through these years, I’ve had the opportunity to perform in many different groups, with many different people.

Liam Fenlon, cello

I’ll never forget my first New York Youth Symphony rehearsal. Fifteen years old, I had never played with any group that was nearly as talented.

Emma Toh, piano

Chamber Music Program, seasons 49-53

Elizabeth Egan, composer, bassoon, contrabassoon

Being a part of the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra for part of the 2014-2015 season and the 2015-2016 season, the Chamber Music Program for the 2014-2015 season, and Composition for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons have helped me grow tremendously as a bassoonist, contrabassoonist, composer

Elena Ruehr

Composer; Music Lecturer at MIT

Jessica Ruiz

Manager of Artistic Planning, Detroit Symphony Orchestra



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