General Information

Golden State Youth Orchestra provides first-rate music education for our young musicians by fostering a nurturing environment where they can train and develop their artistic talents and skills. As well, we encourage performance excellence by presenting outstanding musical events for the community.
Guided by strong leadership, we ensure that our faculty and staff have the financial and professional support necessary to consistently maintain the high level of all GSYO music education and performance programs. Our Board of Directors is composed of parents and interested community members who volunteer their time and effort.

John Eells

Music Director, Co-Conductor of the Senior Symphony Orchestra and Conductor of the Sinfonietta Orchestra

Dr. Jindong Cai

Artistic Advisor and Co-Conductor of the Senior Symphony Orchestra

Richard Roper

Dr. Richard Roper

Director of the El Camino Wind Orchestra

Mariya Borozina

Conductor of the Galbraith Honor Strings

Conductor Jordan Webster

Jordan Webster

Conductor of Chamber Players & Camerata Orchestras, Director of Summer Conservatory

Debra Gardner

Assistant Conductor and Director of Winds

Debra Gardner

Assistant Conductor and Director of Winds

Richard Roper

Dr. Richard Roper

Senior Brass and Trumpet Coach

David Chernyavsky

Violin Coach

Vladimir Klibanov

Violin and Viola Coach

Dr. Kumiko Ito

Percussion Coach

Leslie Hart

French Horn Coach

Bruce Moyer

Bass Coach

Yueh Chou

Wind Coach

Adrienne Malley

Wind Coach

Anastasia Chernyavsky

Violin Coach

Adelle-Akiko Kearns

Cello Coach

Richard Cliff


Dr. Lorna Harding

Vice President

Julie Lee


Jason May


Petra Clark

Member at Large

Danielle Makler

Member at Large

Badsah Mukherji

Member at Large

Albert Thong

Member at Large

Marie Wang

Member at Large

Seth Ducey

Executive Director

Lori Bingham

Director of Membership & Communications

Lizzie Jones

Artistic Operations Manager

Deepika Kaiwar

Office Assistant

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