Philadelphia, PA (March 29, 2016) – This summer Hyerin Kim of Cherry Hill, NJ, a gifted flutist from the PYO Music Institute (PYO), has been selected to participate in the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program. She was one of the few musicians selected from across the country to participate in this four day-long event.

The Yamaha Young Performing Artists program will take place June 25 – 28, 2016, in Muncie, Indiana at the Music for All™ Summer Symposium on the Ball State University campus. Weekend events include rehearsals, master classes and a special concert performance opportunity. The student musicians will perform for an audience of 2,000 people which will include the Music for All Summer Symposium participants, outstanding educators from around the nation and Yamaha Artists.

Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director of PYO is very proud of Hyerin Kim. He said, “Hyerin has always demonstrated great professionalism as a student musician. We take great pride in her success and are thrilled Yamaha has recognized her talent as we have.”Involved with PYO for three years, Hyerin Kim serves as the flute sectional leader for her second year. Thrilled to be part of the Yamaha program, she said, “I am honored to be selected by Yamaha. My hope is that I am always involved in music and that I become a professional player.”

 About the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program (YYPA)

The Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program (YYPA) recognizes outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Winners of this competition are invited to attend an all-expense paid weekend at the Music for All™ Summer Symposium, receive a once in a lifetime performance opportunity in front of thousands, national press coverage, receive a recording and photos of the live performance, and participate in workshops designed to launch a professional music career. Winners also enjoy many of the privileges of a Yamaha Artist, including services and communication with Yamaha’s Artist Relations department

 About the PYO Music Institute
Now in its 76th year, the renowned PYO Music Institute organization, led by President and Music Director Louis Scaglione, is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected community music education and youth orchestra performance programs, providing talented young musicians from across the tri-state area with exceptional musical training. Students go on to excel in many diverse fields and it is with pride that PYO notes that many members of the prestigious Philadelphia Orchestra are alumni.  The organization is comprised of five independent ensembles designed to meet specific needs and experience levels of students selected through a competitive audition process. The anchor group is the PYO Music Institute (PYO) ensemble, conducted by President and Music Director Louis Scaglione, featuring 125 gifted instrumentalists who range in age from 14-21. Young musicians 10-18 years old are featured in the PYO’s companion ensemble, the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra, which is led by Director and Conductor Maestra Rosalind Erwin. Bravo Brass, directed by Curtis Institute Dean of Faculty and Students, Paul Bryan, is an all brass ensemble for promising high-school instrumentalists. PRYSM (Philadelphia Region Youth String Music) and PRYSM Young Artists ensembles provide string ensemble and sectional master class instruction for beginning and intermediate musicians ages 6-17. The director and conductor of PRYSM is Gloria DePasquale, cellist with The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor of PRSYM Young Artists is Jessica Villante. Tune Up Philly (TUP) is the organization’s after-school program, directed by Paul Smith, that offers musical instruments and instruction to children in economically challenged areas of Philadelphia.