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About Us

One of the many wonderful aspects of living in Yellow Springs is the presence of community music. The Yellow Springs Youth Orchestra Association (YSYOA) has been providing support for music opportunities in the village since 1965.

The Youth Orchestra Program was founded by cellist Shirley Mullins and the late violinist Mary Schumacher. Although it originally centered on school-aged children, today the focus has broadened to include the larger community, providing venues for people of all ages to share and enjoy music together.

YSYOA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who set policy for the organization. The Board meets periodically to discuss and plan the the Association's activities.

Our Board

President - Suzanne Grote

Vice-president - Carolyn Ray

Secretary - Peggy Nestor

Treasurer - Liz Blakelock

Members at large

Cammy Dell Grote 

Marna Street

Simone Stave Demarzi

Scott Kellogg

Michelle Mastin

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