Our Directors



Carina Brown (Executive Director)

Current positions:

Director of West Coast Music Academy (WCMA)

Conductor of WCYO Symphony Orchestra


B.Mus; AOLM (Flute and Piccolo majors)


The Minister's Special Award for Outstanding Achievement for Women in the Arts and Culture at the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) Awards (2015). 



Lize Brown (Managing Director)

 Talented Flute- and piccolo player

 Current positions

 Managing Director of WCYO

 Full time tutor, accompanist and administrator at the West Coast Music Academy (WCMA).

 Lize formed part of the South African National Youth Orchestra and Wind Band (2011 – 2013),

   Regional Event coordinator at WCYO

   Conductor for school Choirs and Wind Orchestra of the WCYO.


 National colours for SANYO participation in 2013


B.Mus; LTCL (Teaching); LTCL (Recital Flute); LRSM (Vocal)



Marion Cole 

Classical music fanatic and mom to WCYO member

Previous positions:

Primary and High School Teacher

RSA Team Manager of the Youth Sailing Team to Australia and France

Current Positions:

Board Member of the Velddrif Tourism

Board Member of the Velddrif Chamber Of Commerce. 

Board Member of the West Coast Youth Orchestra


Grantham Cleophas

Lover of classical music and a father to one of our fine saxophone players


Classical music

wild life photography.