Marin Music Chest’s Longstanding Affinity with Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra
Founded in 1954 by Hugo Rinaldi, a 1938 Music Chest scholarship recipient, the Marin Symphony Youth Programs are proud to support and contribute to the musical training that promotes the high standard of Marin Music Chest scholarships. Many if not all of Marin Music Chest scholarship recipients who play orchestral instruments are MSYP members; in fact, all of the 2022 winners (outside of piano) are MSYO members. Our youth programs, which have been nurturing and training Marin’s young musicians for nearly 70 years, provide students with the opportunity to progress through three levels of ensembles, from the Overture String Ensemble through the Crescendo Orchestra to the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra. At each level, they aspire and strive to master the skills and abilities necessary to move on to the next. Our illustrious alumni have gone on to remarkable musical careers as performers, composers, and arrangers. In our orchestra, they have also developed the skills necessary to become doctors, research scientists, physical therapists, and so many other vital and noteworthy professions.