ECYS Financial Aid/Scholarship Fund for financially-challenged young musicians
Your donation will help establish the ECYS Financial Aid/Scholarship to make excellent music education and performance opportunities available and accessible to local talented children regardless of their financial means. ECYS creates opportunities for youth to develop artistically, academically, and socially, while our commitment to financial aid makes the ECYS experience available to diverse members of our community, including underserved youth from low-to-moderate income families.
More About ECYS
ECYS dedicates its mission to Music Education by providing a nurturing environment for the training and development of young musicians and by encouraging a lasting appreciation of music, and Musical Excellence by providing quality performance opportunities for youth musicians and presenting outstanding musical events for the community.
Concluding its 51st Season in 2014, ECYS has established itself as the Bay Area's foremost instrumental training and educating program. ECYS has given nearly 12,500 youth of all backgrounds the opportunity to develop both socially and artistically since its founding in 1963 by William Galbraith.
Currently comprised of five full orchestras and two ensembles, ECYS provides an enriching music education and excellent performance opportunities to more than 400 K-12 students from over 100 schools in the Bay Area. All ensembles rehearse weekly throughout the school year. Concerts, tours, retreats, summer workshops, masterclasses and music festivals form a vital part of the ECYS experience, creating opportunities for youth at all levels of musical experience to develop socially and artistically.