The Empire State Youth Orchestra announced Friday that they were returning to the stage, starting rehearsals and performances for the upcoming 2021-22 season. Additionally, the orchestra announced the appointment of their first ever director of education, Dr. David Bebe.
Bebe who is a cellist, pedagogue and conductor is not new to ESYO or to the world of teaching. He has been a guest sectional coach with ESYO’s Symphony Orchestra and was an associate professor of Music at the College of Saint Rose. He will be working with ESYO’s artistic staff on building a curriculum for the CHIME program, which provides free daily music instruction and ensemble education to students in Schenectady, Albany, and Troy school districts. He will also create the ESYO enrichment curriculum for both ESYO Ensembles and CHIME.