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.

Dr. Jindong Cai

Music Director and Conductor of the Senior Symphony Orchestra

John Eells

Conductor of the Sinfonietta Orchestra

Richard Roper

Dr. Richard Roper

Director of the El Camino Wind Orchestra

Mariya Borozina

Conductor of the Galbraith Honor Strings

Debra Gardner

Assistant Conductor and Director of Winds

Jordan Webster

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

Debra Gardner

Assistant Conductor and Director of Winds

Richard Roper

Dr. Richard Roper

Senior Brass and Trumpet Coach

Vladimir Klibanov

Violin and Viola Coach and EIP Faculty

Dr. Kumiko Ito

Percussion Coach

Leslie Hart

French Horn Coach and EIP Faculty

Bruce Moyer

Bass Coach and EIP Faculty

Yueh Chou

Wind Coach and EIP Faculty

Adrienne Malley

Wind Coach

Anastasia Chernyavsky

Violin Coach

Adelle-Akiko Kearns

Cello Coach

Divisa Ensemble

Ensemble-In-Residence and Faculty for Chamber Music

Richard Cliff


Badsah Mukherji

Vice President

Paula Gablenz


Joe Li


Jennifer Matthews

Member at Large

Dr. Lorna Harding

Member at Large

Lisa Huang

Member at Large

Julie Lee

Member at Large

Jason May

Member at Large

Danielle Makler

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

Adam Norton

Orchestra Assistant & Librarian

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