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Golden State Youth Orchestra is grateful for your generosity. Your annual support is vital to our mission of ensuring a quality music education for every student who walks through our doors.

Your donation is 100% tax deductible. GSYO Federal ID #94-6130310. Thank you!

2018-19 Annual Fund

Golden State Youth Symphony is a non-profit organization. Tuition only covers part of the cost of providing excellent music education and performances. Your annual fund donation helps out where it's needed most.

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Your Annual Fund Gift is Critical to the Success of GSYO

Tuition and ticket sales cover only a portion of the expenses. Your Annual Fund contribution supports artistic excellence, concert production, community outreach, and financial aid.

Artistic Excellence  Our musicians work with committed artistic faculty of the highest-caliber, including conductors and professional coaches as well as internationally renowned guest artists.

Concert Production  GSYO offers its musicians performance opportunities in large professional venues such as the Flint Center in Cupertino and California Theatre in San Jose. The total cost for producing fifteen performances a season is over $180,000.

Community Outreach   GSYO is proud to have a vibrant community outreach program led by our dedicated Ticket Team. We offer outstanding and accessible performances in our community and bring in underserved populations to the concerts.  

Financial Aid  GSYO is determined to make excellent music education accessible regardless of the financial ability. GSYO provides financial aid to almost 20% of our families. 

2018-19 Maestro's Fund

Under the direction of Music Director Jindong Cai, the Maestro's Fund supports innovative projects, including Cross-Cultural Collaboration with Renowned Artists, which provide young musicians with a transforming educational and artistic experience.

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Maestro Dr. Jindong Cai established the Maestro's Fund upon his appointment as Music Director of El Camino Youth Symphony.  As a a recognized advocate of cross-cultural collaborations, Dr. Cai's vision is to develop innovative projects that foster creative partnerships with renowned artists from different disciplines and cultural backgrounds, to enlarge our young musician's ideas of what constitutes classical music. 

Thanks to the generosity of Maestro's Fund donors, GSYO musicians have performed side-by-side with acclaimed artists such as erhu soloist Jiebing Chen, and Van Cliburn Gold Medal recipient Jon Nakamatsu.  Golden State Youth Orchestra is the only Bay Area youth orchestra that actively seeks and develops such creative partnerships, and is now recognized as one of the finest youth orchestras in the state.  Your donation will help us continue to enrich the lives of our young musicians by giving them these kinds of unparalleled music learning experiences.  

2018-19 Kolchinsky Scholarship Fund

The Kolchinsky Scholarship Fund, in honor of Dr. Camilla Kolchinsky, will help provide financial aid for talented young musicians whose families cannot afford the costs associated with the GSYO International Tour.

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Kolchinsky Scholarship Fund 

"It is very noble to give students the possibility to tour.”—Dr. Camilla Kolchinsky 

The Kolchinsky Scholarship Fund, in honor of Dr. Camilla Kolchinsky (1931-2016), provides need-based financial aids for the GSYO International Concert Tour

As an internationally recognized conductor and a remarkable pedagogue, Dr. Kolchinsky not only taught, but also inspired musicians.  She had a lasting and profound impact on students who continued to benefit from their musical experiences with her.   

Born to a poor Jewish family in Moscow, were it not for the assistance Dr. Kolchinsky had received from her teachers, she would not have been able to rise above hardships and became an international renowned conductor.  Camilla cared deeply about young musicians in need of financial help. 

This scholarship fund will provide financially challenged Senior Symphony students with the same opportunity as their peers to have a life-changing experience. Giving to the scholarship is the best way to honor the legacy of Dr. Kolchinsky.   

Help Make a Young Musician’s Dream Come True!

2018-19 Giving Tuesday Fund

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. Join in! Support music education with a donation to GSYO.

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