Terry's Kids Youth Orchestra

Terry's Kids Youth Orchestra is directed by Mr. Julio Reyes.

Terry's Kids Youth Orchestra is designed for kids that love playing in an Orchestra, but would like to know more about what they're playing. We cover different composers from Copland to Stravinsky, we talk about what they were trying to say through their music. We will also experiment in Jazz. If you like having fun with music, come join us.

Julio Reyes studied with George Sakellariou and David Tanenbaum at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. By 1986 he continued his conducting studies with maestros Kent Nagano, Richard Buckley and Dr. Dennis DeCoteau, became principal cellist of the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra and had toured with them internationally as both cellist and guitar soloist. He was ultimately appointed Assistant Conductor to its then-Music Director, Kent Nagano. He conducted OSYO in Pops Concerts throughout the Bay Area and was Music Director for Oakland Summer Theatre's productions of The Wiz and Kiss Me Kate.

Entering his 20s, Julio began a second career as instructor of cello, classical guitar, bass and music theory, teaching at both Meadowood Music Camp and El Cerrito High School, the latter at which he was appointed String Specialist and Orchestra Conductor. In 2009, he conducted the American opera, Fay Yen Fah, with L'Orquesta D'Solis, the official orchestra for Prince Albert II of Monaco and soloists from the United States in the Monte Carlo Opera House. Julio is also a board member of the Young Musicians Program, formerly the Summer Music Program at U.C. Berkeley.