Alumni of Note


The true measure of a organization’s greatness can be found in the achievements of its alumni. The Overtone Society has established an “Alumni of Note” program to bestow this honor upon alumni who have distinguished themselves through their careers, their service to their communities, and their commitment to our college.

The “Alumni of Note” honor recognizes a few of the many of alumni who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the legacy and excellence of GMYS.

This honor illustrates the immense value of music education and the pride alumni, musicians, parent members, staff, and faculty have for the Greater Miami Youth Symphony.

Jacomo Rafael Bairos – Amarillo Symphony Conductor, Nu Deco Ensemble Conductor

JacomoBairos-GMYS-alumnusGMYS member ____ to ____. Jacomo Rafael Bairos credits GMYS with being instrumental in providing the start to his career. Recently Mr. Bairos returned to GMYS as guest conductor for the Symphony Orchestra. Read More…

Sam Pilafian – Boston Brass

PilafianGMYS member ____ to ____. Sam Pilafian began his music education on the tuba from a young age, participating in The Greater Miami Youth Symphony. He went on to attend the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan, becoming the second tuba player in history to win the school’s concerto competition. Currently, he is the faculty mentor to the Stamps Brass Quintet and a founding member of the internationally renowned Empire Brass
Quintet. Read more…

Chuck Todd – Meet The Press

Chuck-ToddGMYS member ____ to ____.
Chuck Todd is moderator of Meet The Press on NBC and the host of MTP Daily, weekdays at 5 p.m. on MSNBC. Todd is also NBC News’ political director and servers as on-air political analyst for Nightly News with Lester Holt and TODAY. Read More…