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New Music Director Announcement
"His musicality and joy of performance was clear for the orchestra and audience alike to see." - Donna Lalewicz, Heights Chamber Orchestra
Welcome Yun Song Tay, new Music Director and Conductor of the Senior Symphony and Camilla Kolchinsky Orchestra.
Born and raised in Singapore, Yun Song Tay has guest conducted orchestras across Asia, Europe and North America, including ensembles such as the Orchestra de Camera Fiorentina, Berlin Sinfonietta, European Youth Wind Orchestra, Dutch Royal Guards Band, Parnu Linnaorkester, Orchestra Collective (Singapore) and Cleveland Heights Chamber Orchestra. Recent highlights include leading the The Phoenix Symphony in their Education Concert Series, being shortlisted in the Houston Symphony Assistant Conductor search and serving as the Assistant Conductor for Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestras.
Yun Song received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from Arizona State University, his Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting at Cleveland Institute of Music and Bachelor’s degree in Wind Conducting at Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where his conducting mentors included Carl Topilow, Danny Oosterman and Sam ten Velden.
Maestro Tay succeeds Maestro John Eells who will be leaving the organization at the end of this season.
Audition for our 60th Anniversary Season!
Join our 60th Anniversary Season! We are accepting applications for limited instruments. Detailed audition requirements are outlined on the Audition Requirements page. Auditions will be scheduled on a rolling basis, as faculty schedules permit.
Take care! And we look forward to hearing you!
7:00 pm @ Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center
Dr. Yun Song Tay, Conductor
Wish the Symphony Bon Voyage! A final performance stateside before traveling to Europe for concerts in Prague, Vienna, and Graz. Meet our new Music Director and Conductor Dr. Yun Song Tay. Admission is free. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required.