Douglas Besterman, 1999 Tony winner
"Fosse", Best Orchestration
Former Horns, Bergen Youth Orchestra
"...BYO prepared me for the kind of challenges I would have in college and beyond"

John Feeney, Principal Bass
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Former Principal Bass, Bergen Youth Orchestra
"...The BYO provided me with what turned out to be the single most important aspect of my high school education.  Exposure to the great composers' works on a weekly basis in a serious and enjoyable environment gave me a solid musical foundation on which to build.  Gene Minor's dedication to this group is the secret ingredient that sets it apart and above other groups"

Jason Robert Brown, 1999 Tony Winner
"Parade", Best Score
Former Pianist, Bergen Youth Orchestra
"...I owe a great deal to Eugene Minor who has an encyclopedic knowledge of music."

Karl Bennion, Cello
Orchestra of St. Luke's
"...It's always a pleasure to work with Gene Minor and the eager and energetic members of the Bergen Youth Orchestra"

Michele Walter
Vice President of Operations, Virginia Performing Arts Foundation
Former Executive Director of Richmond Symphony
Former Principal Oboe, Bergen Youth Orchestra

David Mansfield
Film Composer and Actor
Best Known Film, "Heaven's Gate"
Former Concertmaster, Bergen Youth Orchestra

Robert Sherman
Narrated Lincoln's Portrait for BYO performance