MSYO Alumni


Welcome Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra Alumni!

The Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra was founded in 1955 under the visionary direction of Hugo Rinaldi, Director of Music for San Rafael City Schools, and Barry Boland, a Marin Symphony violinist. Since then, thousands of students have completed the program and gone on to successful careers in music and beyond.

Currently under the direction of Ann Krinitsky, the Marin Symphony Youth Programs, consisting of the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra (conducted by Ann Krinitsky) and the Crescendo Orchestra and Overture String Ensemble (conducted by Anne Lerner-Wright), serve more than 120 Marin students. If you are an alumni of any of these programs, you’ve come to the right place.


  • The MSYO has performed at the Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festivals at both Davies Symphony Hall and Weill Hall at the Green Center.
  • MSYO recorded its first CD, “A Day at the Studio,” at Skywalker Ranch in Nicasio in 2013, and is currently editing its second.
  • The MSYO inaugurated a new tradition by naming the first annual Hugo Rinaldi Fellowship winner in MSYO and granting Musical Citizenship Awards to deserving members of the Crescendo and Overture Ensembles.

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The Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra turns 60 years young in 2015! Join us at a concert!

  •  Sunday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 14, 2015:  MSYO students perform Sibelius’ Finlandia side-by-side with the Marin Symphony under the direction of Maestro Alasdair Neale at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium. Get tickets here. 
  • Sunday, May 10, 2015:  MSYO, Crescendo and Overture present our Spring Concert and 60th Anniversary Celebration at the James Dunn Theater at the College of Marin. Come to the Alumni reception during intermission at 7:00 Youth Orchestra concert.


Do you have fond memories of your days rehearsing and performing in the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra, Orchestra Piccola, Workshop for Strings, Workshop for Winds, or the Crescendo Orchestra?  Did you tour to Spoleto, Vienna, Australia or Vancouver?  For our 60th Anniversary, we are reaching out to you, our alumni, to reconnect, hear what you’ve been doing and invite you to celebrate with us!

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If you’d like to support our youth programs for future generations, please give to the Marin Symphony today.