A “residency” is a multi-day series of related educational and performance activities, typically performed or taught by a guest teaching artist, whose professional expertise is highly sought. Occasionally, the residency may be part of a larger program or initiative. HYS has been fortunate to present several residencies in its history. Below are some examples of past residencies, as well as information about upcoming ones.

Upcoming Residencies

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Past Residencies

  •  From The Top, December 2016.
    The nationally-broadcast radio programFTT-logos-master-01 From The Top featured Youth Symphony I in the broadcast taping on December 2, 2016, courtesy of a partnership between Hawaii Public Radio and HYSFrom The Top showcases America’s top, young classically-trained musicians in an exciting live radio format. Selected musicians performed with Christopher O’Riley, a celebrated pianist and host of the show. T  As part of the production, From The Top has selected HYS students to participate in an Arts Leadership discussions that align with HYS’s Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Strategic Priorities.

  •  Midori’s Orchestra Residencies Program, April 4-8, 2016.
    The world-famous violinist MIDORI is recognized as an extraordinary performer, a devoted and gifted educator, and an innovative community engagement activist. In April 2016, HYS collaborated with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) to bring Midori to Hawaii. Over the course of 4 days, Midori and her teaching assistant GaHyun Cho taught and performed nearly 30 activities for HYS students, community centers, and schools. The activities ranged from performance demonstrations to school outreach sessions; care home visits to masterclasses; and of course, a concert with Youth Symphony I.
  • Toby Oft’s Winter Concert Residency, December 2-7, 2015. Boston Symphony Orchestra Principal Trombonist TOBY OFT joined HYS for five days of masterclasses, brass coaching, trombone demonstrations, and performances with Youth Symphony I and Youth Symphony II. Mr. Oft’s residency culminated with a rare treat for Listen & Learn concertgoers; nearly 5,000 school children were introduced to his virtuosity and magic.
    • Photos from Toby Oft’s Winter Concert Residency