Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff


Administrative Staff

Jim Hogan
Executive Director |

Jim Hogan is now in his 39th year as Executive Director of the California Youth Symphony.  He has a broad background in both business and the arts.  He holds a masters degree in arts administration from Golden Gate University and a bachelors degree from Northwestern University.  He has been a consultant for a number of local arts organizations, such as the San Francisco Concert Orchestra, and he served as a consultant for the Festival of Indonesia, a celebration of Indonesia's cultural heritage which was held throughout the United States in 1990-92.  As a volunteer, Mr. Hogan is a founding member and serves on the board of Gamelan Sekar Jaya, an internationally recognized group dedicated to the study and performance of Balinese music and dance, and he is board president of Crosspulse, an interdisciplinary arts presenting organization under the artistic direction of Keith Terry.


Ching Ying Pang has a broad background as both a professional manager and as a volunteer.  She has a bachelors degree from the University of British Columbia and a masters degree from Purdue University.  Her multi-lingual skills (4 languages) are a great asset.  She is in her 19th year with CYS.


Judy Chan served as a member of the Board of Directors and as a VP/Parent Coordinator for the California Youth Symphony for 10 years. She has also volunteered as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and a Competitive Soccer Team Manager for her children. She was a full time Office Administrator for 7 years before she decided to become a stay at home parent and an avid volunteer. She graduated in Business Administration from Lethbridge College in Alberta, Canada.

Orchestra Manager |

An alumna of the California Youth Symphony, Carmina Eylar graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance on String Bass. She was under the tutelage of principal bassist Robert Manning from the former San Jose Symphony and Bruce Moyer from Symphony Silicon Valley.  Prior to joining CYS, Carmina was as Assistant Account Manager in the commercial casualty and health insurance industry of some of the top insurance brokers worldwide. She was also a co-owner and teacher of a Polynesian dance school in the Bay Area from 1998 - 2002. Carmina is thrilled to be part of the California Youth Symphony - a prestigious organization and leader in arts education and performance.

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