Alumnus Joshua Simonds (BM percussion), formerly Executive Director of the DC Youth Orchestra Program, has been named ¬†Executive Director of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO). Joshua worked with CYSO for nine years prior to moving to Washington DC. During his tenure previous in Chicago,¬† CYSO received an impressive seven ASCAP awards for Adventurous Programming
Mr. Simonds currently sits on the Youth Orchestra Division Board of the League of American Orchestras. He holds a Masters of Arts in arts management from American University.