Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board of the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras is an important opportunity for members to help lead the organization regarding social activities, recruitment, marketing, events and program feedback. Members meet up to 8 times per year with organization staff and report to the organization’s Board of Directors. Members have the great opportunity of learning leadership, teamwork and governance skills as they help make the organization better for their peers.

The Student Advisory Board meets several times during the season to talk about their experiences in the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras, meet with Board Members of the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras, provide ideas to recruit new students, help plan social events for students and families, and provide crucial feedback to help our organization continue to grow. Members of the Student Advisory Board need to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and provide a statement as to why they wish to participate.


After submitting your application above please submit an essay describing why you want to be a member of the Student Advisory Board. The essay should be no more than one page, 12pt font, typed and single space, and should be emailed to Caleb Mitchum (

Members of the Student Advisory Board should be representatives of the high level of excellence expected from our student body. Attendance of meetings and involvement with all activities is important, so please consider this before applying. The contract signed upon your selection can be previewed HERE.

2016-2017 Members
Shalini Abeyewardene
Matt Baier
Jacob Black
Noah Bowles
Catherine Brown
Fernanda Ceron
Brandon Cobb
Raquel Coleman
Taylor Dawkins
Isaac Eichelberger
Megan Green
Mady Hendryx
Grace Lu
Amanda Pan
Katire Prior
Braden Thompson

CLICK HERE for the Student Advisory Board 2016-2017 Meeting Dates

For more information, contact