Children's Orchestra Society
239 Cold Spring Rd
Syosset, NY 11791
Apart from being a non-profit and an educationally inclined organization for children, the Children's Orchestra Society also has the mission to cultivate and nurture children in the spirit of teamwork and to provide skills that are useful in life through music-learning and performing opportunities in orchestral and chamber music settings. COS provides excellent training in classical music. The organization has a unique child-centered teaching approach because it believes in a child's innate capacity to learn and develop encouraged in a friendly, supportive and cooperative environment.
The learning experience of a child at COS is not specifically to produce professional musicians, but to instill in each member the concept of invaluable experience and the benefits of music making. This is done at COS by fostering a supportive learning environment, by creating performing opportunities, by providing role models and a bridge to the professional world through master classes and performance collaborations with eminent musicians, and by enriching and involving the community through performances for civic and cultural groups.