Kudos of the Month: Tulsa Youth Symphony

While the COVID-19 pandemic has come full force upon our country and around the world, the student musicians of the Tulsa Youth Symphony have stayed positive with the sound of the future being full of hope. The student musicians of the Tulsa Youth Symphony have exchanged season finale concerts and competitions for the posting of daily videos from their homes to share with the community. These student videos are played with hope, encouragement, and love for the residents of our great city. 
Visitors can join the Tulsa Youth Symphony students, alumni and staff online daily to enjoy #TYSMusicOfHope and can find, like, share, and follow on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
The Tulsa Youth Symphony is a prestigious community of over 200 student musicians, from the third (3rd) to twelfth (12th) grade, selected through audition, to participate in three (3) different levels of orchestra. Founded in 1963, the Tulsa Youth Symphony has served over 2,000 elementary, middle, and high school aged students from the greater Tulsa area. Current conductors include Ron Wheeler, executive director and Symphony Orchestra Conductor; Richard Wagner, Symphony Orchestra Conductor Pete Peterson, Concert Orchestra Conductor and Amelia Ivory, Preparatory Orchestra Conductor.
“Music touches us in ways that no other art form can,” said Executive Director Wheeler.”It engages our emotions and intellect and has the potential to transport us to a different place and a different state of mind.
Music brings us together as a local, national and a global community which is what our world needs during this difficult time.