California Youth Chinese Symphony (CYCS) 加州青年國樂團

CYCS – The Next Generation of Chinese Musical Heritage

 Summer Music Program for Beginners

    Summer outreach program teachin early aged chinese percussion.   Liuqin


  • To promote Chinese music and instruments & inspire children an interest in music


  • June 21 – July 26 (6 weeks)
  • 6/21 (orientation), 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26 (recital)
  • Guzheng only – 7/26 (orientation), 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 (recital)


Summer Recital 

July 26, 2015 @CYCS
10:00am  Students last meeting with class instructors
10:30am  Rehearsal
11:00am   Recital / Performance


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Colorful Melody Concert 2015  Colorful Melody 2015 Flyer

May 24, 2015 (Sunday) 2:30 PM
California Theater, 345 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Tickets: $20 General Admission

Buy tickets for Colorful Melody 2015

Enjoy the magnificence of Chinese classical music played by an orchestra of traditional instruments including erhu, guzheng, dizi, yangqin, sheng, suona, liuqin, and zhongruan. An annual concert presented by the California Youth Chinese Symphony.

Conductor: Jindong Cai



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2014 CCOM Chinese Instrument Exam

11/10/2014: All evaluation forms have been mailed to mailing address specified on the registration.

CCOM Concert Recital Featuring Distinction Candidates

Date/Time: Dec 20, 2014 (Sat) 7:00 PM

Venue: Santa Clara University Music Recital Hall
Tickets: Free Admission

1st Floor of Music and Dance Building
Santa Clara University,
500 El Camino Real,
Santa Clara, CA 95053

(Located on the edge of university campus. Recital Hall entrance is on Franklin St between Alviso St and Lafayette St.)

See university website for detail directions.
Parking is free on weekends in most campus parking lots.

More info on 2014 CCOM Exam  >>>



Current Schedule

CYCS Instrument Class and Orchestra Rehearsal

California Youth Chinese Symphony offers classes on Chinese traditional instruments to youth and adults. Students can select from erhudizi, pipa, liuqin, zhongruan, sheng, yangqin, guzheng, and cello. Classes are taught by music professionals who are highly skilled and with many years of teaching experience. Instructors are also friendly and very supportive for children. Check out the current class schedule or any upcoming new classes to see what might interest you.

Upcoming Classes

CYCS Preparatory Instrument Classes

New beginning level classes will be available in November. Classes are conducted in small group and taught by friendly music professionals. Reasonable fees and students will have the opportunity to play in the orchestra after extended period of learning. Check back for more details.

Past Performances

CYCS Concert Performance

Members perform throughout the year. Students introduce Chinese music and traditional instruments to the public through performances and participation in community cultural events. Contact us if you are looking for student volunteers to perform in your community events or professional artists to play Chinese music for your corporate events or private parties.

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Last updated: July 15, 2015 at 20:56 pm by CYCS Webmaster