Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras (GCTYO)
brings young musicians together to achieve the highest standard of music performance in a welcoming, inclusive, and safe environment. Our holistic approach to education fosters growth, learning, confidence, and both social and emotional awareness, which prepares students for a full and balanced life.
Our Core Values
- Diversity – Reflecting the communities we serve
- Community – Providing an accepting place for kids to be themselves
- Dedication – Encouraging commitment to each other as we work to achieve a common goal
Inspiration – Empowering our young people to soar to new heights
Watch our Video: “GCTYO is Awesome”
Don’t take our word for it: Watch this video about GCTYO and hear from students, parents, Board members, teaching artists, and Music Director Christopher Hisey about what makes GCTYO special and the best place for young musicians to find inspiration, develop musical and life skills, and become part of a unique and special community.