WHO WE ARE
"The Young Musicians Choral Orchestra is a nationally recognized East Bay youth program for low-income, underprivileged students, which provides a robust combination of musical training, academic reinforcement, and personal development.
The no-cost program serves 70 students through an educational foundation in orchestral, jazz, and choral music. Students from the program matriculate into and excel at premiere conservatories and universities." - William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
100% Graduation Rate
All YMCO students have graduated from high school and have been accepted into prestigious universities and conservatories. Over the past 10 years, our students have garnered over $13 million in scholarships.
In 2018, 43% of total YMCO students have achieved and maintained a 4.0-grade point average throughout the entire academic year.
485 Student Collaborations
In the past decade, YMCO students have collaborated with over 20 Grammy-award winning musicians that range from Classical, R&B, Jazz and Opera.
#1 Choral-Orchestra Program in the Bay Area
In 2006, the President’s Council on the Arts and Humanities awarded the prestigious Coming Up Taller Award to YMCO, resulting in a performance at the White House in 2007.