Our Conductors

Adam Flatt


Adam Flatt is a conductor who enjoys a busy and versatile musical presence in three different regions of the USA. He serves as Music Director of the Newport (Oregon) Symphony Orchestra, the Tuscaloosa (Alabama) Symphony Orchestra, and the Colorado Ballet.

Adam is also highly regarded for his inspiring work with young music students at the highest level. He teaches on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music’s Summerfest and the Rocky Ridge Music Center, both in Colorado. He previously held positions with two of America’s most prominent youth orchestras, the Portland (Oregon) Youth Philharmonic and the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. He also recently enjoyed a residency with the Landes-Jugend-Sinfonie-Orchester Saar in Germany.

Helen Cha-Pyo

helen cha-pyo

Helen Cha-Pyo has been named Artistic Director Designate of Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts and Conductor of New Jersey Youth Symphony starting July of 2018. Previously as as Music Director and Conductor of Empire State Youth Orchestra, Helen has inspired hundreds of young musicians to perform at the highest levels. A committed music educator, she pioneered the Riverside Music Educational Program, which served thousands of New York City public school children.

Born in Seoul, Helen immigrated to the US when she was 12. She holds a Bachelor of Music in organ performance from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music in conducting and organ performance from the Eastman School of Music.