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Peter Brye Music Education Fund

Gold Chair SocietyRecognizing Peter Brye's huge contribution as mentor to a full generation of our region's musical youth in his 27 years as the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra's first music director, the RSO has collaborated with Peter to establish the Peter Brye Music Education Fund. Honoring Peter’s impact on music education in Berks County, a select group of ardent supporters of the RSO has launched the Fund by pledging a total of $50,000, with the goal of securing an additional $50,000 in pledges no later than April 30, 2016 to coincide with the Gala honoring Peter held on that date. Pledges may be fulfilled before December 31, 2016.

The energetic fund will help launch education initiatives aligning with Peter’s requests. Anticipated projects include a Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble and chamber music program, as well as underwriting a program that sends RSO musicians into schools to work directly with students and the implementation of RSO student concerts in schools across the county. 

To contribute or pledge a contribution to the Peter Brye Music Education Fund, please complete a pledge card or contact Kyle Scroggs in the RSO Development office at or 610.373.7557 x224.

Conductor Laureat of the Reading Symphony Orchestra, Sidney Rothstein, wrote an open letter to Peter in honor of his retirement from the RSYO. Read Maestro Rothstein’s letter.

You may complete the Peter Brye Music Education Fund Pledge Card to donate to this fund.

PB Fund Pledge Card


Peter Brye Gala

If you are interested in attending the Peter Brye Gala, in honor of his retirement from the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra, download the Invitation and RSVP Card and return the RSVP card by April 22, 2016.

Peter Bry Gala


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