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Administrative Staff

Mrs. Pang.......
Office Manager
Tuition, accounts, volunteering, address, phone number, or email changes, Google calendar updates, general questions (for redirect)
Mrs. Judy Chan
Asst. Office Manager
Tickets, Program Ads, Brochure Mailing, String & Wind Ensembles Sectional, Community Concerts, Concert Hospitality (except Senior Orchestra), Young Artist Competition, Raffle Prize donations
Carmina Eylar
Orchestra Manager
Program rehearsal schedules, emergency absences, entrance auditions information, seating audition questions, SO Tour Info, website
Jim Hogan Executive Director
Financial assistance, Fundraising, Individual Giving, policy matters

Please keep us updated on any changes of address, phone number, or email.

Volunteer Parent Coordinators (VPs)

WHO TO CONTACT Contact Info For What?
Louise Tsoi
(Victoria Lam, violin 1)

Main parent volunteer coordinator. Event coordinator
Debbie Gravitz
(Davis You, cello)

Hospitality Coordinator (for Musicians)
Kristie Kim
(Ellie Chae, cello)

Hospitality Coordinator (for general public)
Xiaolei Kerr
(Katherine Kerr, viola & Andrew Kerr, cello)

Raffle Ticket Sales
Selina Mak
(Marcus Au, violin 2)

Scrip Sales

Artistic Staff

WHO TO CONTACT Contact Info For What?
Leo Eylar
Music Director

Program Info, Associate & Symphony (Senior) Orchestras
Pete Nowlen
Wind Symphony Director

Wind Symphony Program
Artie Storch
Percussion Director

Percussion (Wind Symphony, Associate Orchestra & Symphony Orchestra programs)
Kati Kyme
String Ensembles Director

Junior Strings & Intermediate Strings Ensemble Programs
Rosita Amador
Wind Ensembles Director

Introductory Winds & Wind Ensemble Programs


CYS Billboard is a section of the CYS website specifically for musicians and parents. Each CYS program has its own Billboard page. On the Billboard page, you will find an archive of the newsletters issued this season, rehearsal and concert schedules, announcements, suggested repertoire information, fundraising information, program policies, and other helpful information pertaining to your program. The Billboard page also has an easy link to complete an absence form. This is a site that should be bookmarked on your internet browser and does not require a login to access.

CYS Login: This is the login information provided in the audition results notification letter (sent via USPS) or Registration Letter (for returning members) to complete your registration info. This site takes you to complete the Member Information Form, and provides you a link to download the season calendar for your program. This private site also provides information about the program you are enrolled in, as well as the link to the Billboard page for your program.

CYS Newsletters: Almost all CYS updates will be sent via email. There are two types of emails you will receive from us: Marketing emails include occasionally concert and event announcements that pertain to any CYS program. Operations emails (aka: weekly newsletters) are specific to your program and provide rehearsal reminders, concert details, and other announcements. Please do not “unsubscribe” on any of these, as it will remove you entirely from receiving any CYS newsletters.

CYS uses VerticalResponse to email our newsletters. Some email servers may restrict delivery of our newsletters; therefore, to help resolve this issue, please add "" to your contact list.

  • (Formerly Hotmail) or Company accounts
    • Open your Outlook mailbox.
    • Select Options from the top right (next to the question mark).
    • Select More options > Safe and blocked senders (under Preventing junk email) > Safe senders.
    • In the space provided, enter "" or "" to whitelist the domain.
    • Select Add to list.
    • Ensure the safe mailing lists box has the address you entered, and select OK.
  • Yahoo - Add to Safe Sender List
    • Select Actions from the toolbar at the top of the screen.
    • Select Junk E-mail.
    • Select Junk E-mail Options...
    • Click the Safe Sender tab.
    • Click Add.
    • Type in the email address "" to your safe sender list.
    • Click OK.
  • Yahoo - Add to Contact List
    • In Yahoo Mail, your Contacts list is your whitelist. To add the From Address to your Yahoo Contacts:
    • Open your Yahoo mailbox.
    • Click the address book icon under the Yahoo! Mail logo. When you roll your mouse over it, it will say Contacts.
    • Click "New Contact".
    • Fill in the fields of your Contact: and
    • Click Save.
  • GMail
    • GMail accounts have a tabbed interface for the inbox and our newsletters may filter to a folder named "Promotions" under "Categories".
    • Open your Settings and go to the "Filters and Blocked Addresses" tab
    • On the From field, enter ""
    • Click Create Filter
    • Put a check mark o "Categorize as..." and choose "Primary"
    • Click Create Filter

Private Music Teacher List

Click on the link here to view a list of private teachers in the area. This is not an extensive list but serves as a good start!

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