PYSO String Orchestra

This all-string ensemble, led by conductor Pin Chen, has steadily developed into a prestigious and important asset to PYSO. The string orchestra provides a unique musical opportunity for string players to experience vital musical growth, perform orchestral arrangements, and develop ensemble playing and musicianship.

Pin Chen – String Orchestra Conductor

Pin Chen, PYSO String Orchestra Conductor

Pin Chen, PYSO String Orchestra Conductor

Pin Chen began studying the violin with her father at the age of six and has been teaching private violin and viola lessons since she was 14 years old. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in instrumental and general music education with Department Honors from Northwestern University. Ms. Chen is currently Orchestra Director at Arcadia High School, which boasts one of the largest school orchestra programs in the country. She is the President and Founder of Crescendo Young Musicians Guild, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for music education, performance, and community service for youth of all socio-economic backgrounds in the LA area. Ms. Chen is listed in the Cambridge Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals and is an active member of the MTAC, SCSBOA, CMEA, and MENC.

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