The Big Give 2020: Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA)

How you can help local teen musicians

The Big Give is this Thursday. If you're looking for a worthy cause that supports the arts, YOSA has been helping teens grow their love of music for years in San Antonio. Article on salive.com.

SAN ANTONIO – Looking for a worthy cause? The Big Give is tomorrow and you can help young San Antonio musicians foster a lifelong love of the arts.

Fiona spoke to Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA) music director Troy Peters on Wednesday about the teen music program and how it’s helping to transform children into world class musicians.

“You know, the kids who go through the YOSA experience don’t all become professional musicians, but they all develop a larger sense of their potential,” Peters said. “We offer financial aid and scholarships to kids who can’t afford to pay tuition to be in YOSA and we also support additional resources for kids in poverty, like private lessons on their instrument, scholarships for summer camps and things like that.”

You can give to YOSA right now on The Big Give 2020 website, and you can learn more about the local nonprofit and how to audition on the YOSA website.

Check out a performance from last season (before COVID-19) in the video below.

You can support local teen musicians by donating to YOSA during The Big Give! Link to where you can donate, audition on salive.com.

About the Authors:

Diana Winters is a San Antonio-area native, Emmy award-winning and GLAAD-nominated journalist and baker who loves the Alamo City. She is the executive producer of SA Live, creator of South Texas PRIDE and co-creator of Texas Eats.

Robert started his career at KSAT more than 10 years ago. He started as a prompter operator, to director, to promotions producer and now SA Live producer. He loved the excitement of news but entertainment is where he feels at home.