El Camino Youth Symphony Association

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El Camino Youth Symphony (ECYS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1963 by William Galbraith, a young maestro who envisioned an orchestra that would give young musicians the opportunity to perform challenging standard professional repertoire. Subsequent Music Directors include: Denis de Couteau, Nelson Tandoc, Arthur Barnes, Leroy Kromm, Charles Barber, and Melissa McBride. The current Music Director is Dr. Camilla Kolchinsky.

Membership is by audition. Students are placed in orchestras according to their achievement level. There are beginning, intermediate and advanced orchestras and ensembles. The orchestras rehearse and perform during the school year. In July there ...

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