2023-24 Artists and Coaches

CVYO is proud to host some of the most inspiring artists and mentors in our region as guest artists and coaches…

Dr. Pierre Tang

Guest Artist – Director

Pepperdine University Faculty

William Benson

Conductor Emeritus


Grant Bubar

Coach – Percussion

Sad Park, Innovation Percussion

Ezra Shcolnik

Coach – Violin

CYAS Concertmaster

Svend Lykkegaard

Coach – Trumpet

CYAS Principal Trumpet

Dianne Rammon

Coach – Violin

New West Symphony

Cari Celaya

Coach – Violin

Westlake Village Symphony

Fred Beerstein

Coach – Oboe

Cal Lutheran University

Margaret Joyce

Coach – Flute

2023-24 Orchestra Fellows

CVYO Alumni Fellowships are awarded to outstanding alumni musicians who continue with CVYO. Fellows play tuition-free and engage in guest coaching, faculty chamber recitals, and conducting. 

Julian Perez

Conducting, Contrabass

CVYO Fellow
Cal Lutheran

Mia Eddy

Violin, Viola

CVYO Fellow
CYAS Fellow
CHICO Competition Winner

Angela Eddy

Violin, Viola

CVYO Fellow
CYAS Fellow

Jack Sugimoto

Violin, Viola

CVYO Fellow
CYAS Fellow
Pepperdine University

Eva Tseitlin

Cello, Percussion, Conducting

CVYO Fellow
CYAS Fellow
CHICO Competition Winner
TO Phil Competition Winner

Guest Artists, Fellows, Coaches, and Staff

Coaches and 
guest artists

Each year, CVYO invites some of the most respected directors and coaches in our region to bring their unique perspectives to the orchestra and to allow the students to make connections to professionals in their community and the larger music industry. 

Our guest coaches and conductors have included Larry Livingston (USC), Neil Stulberg (UCLA), Kevin Fitz-Gerald (USC), David Chan (New York Met), and Yoshika Masuda (Cal Lutheran University).

Guest coaches are also invited from our list of Distinguished Teachers and the many talented program directors in our regional community.