Marielle Zych, Executive Director
Marielle Zych has been involved with the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra since 2019 when she was hired as the Operations Manager. She took over as Executive Director in 2020. Her responsibilities include publicity, arrangements for rehearsals, concerts, auditions, music librarian, camps, and tours, as well as grant applications and development.
Marielle received her Bachelors in Music Education from Ithaca College and her Masters in Music Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She taught Music Education wearing different hats for ten years. She had built a brand new band program in the inner city of Phoenix, Arizona and flourished the existing choral and general music program. Buffalo has always been home so in 2015 she moved back to teach K-8 General Music and Chorus in the Buffalo Public Schools.
Marielle was a member of the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra from 2003-2006. She was principal clarinet for both the 04'-05' season and the 05'-06' season. She has performed in the prestigious Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
In 2020, Marielle left teaching and started her own Marketing Business. She uses her business skills, as a way to amplify the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra and is so excited to keep it going!