Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras

Inspiring and Educating Young Musicians

Learn More   Register for an Audition   Upcoming Events

Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras

Inspiring and Educating Young Musicians

Learn More   Register for an Audition   Upcoming Events

Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras

Inspiring and Educating Young Musicians

Learn More   Register for an Audition   Upcoming Events

Ten Ensembles. One Shared Love of Music.

Young people achieve amazing things at GCTYO. They develop their talents beyond what they thought possible and feel pride and joy in their accomplishments. Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras’ holistic approach to music education means we inspire and challenge students at every stage of their music development.

Upcoming Events

GCTYO has a full season of exciting concerts lined up! From the majestic sounds of Principal Orchestra performing Sibelius and Mendelssohn to big band jazz to aerialists and acrobats from Cirque de la Symphonie, GCTYO will immerse you in beautiful music and amazing feats of athleticism. 

Student Auditions

Be a part of GCTYO! Audition registration is now open to new students for the 2019-2020 season who would like to start in December with the second concert cycle. Attend our Open Rehearsal on October 26 to learn more, or simply fill out a registration form and we will get in touch with you. GCTYO serves 350 students in 5th through 12th grade.

Donate

GCTYO strives to keep membership costs low so that more families can participate. Help GCTYO achieve its mission of inclusiveness with a donation today.

Christopher Hisey has been Music Director and visionary at GCTYO for more than ten years.

His artistic leadership inspires the entire music staff to bring out the best in every student musician. Mr. Hisey is also a graduate of GCTYO and has been involved with the organization for more than 30 years. Under his leadership, GCTYO has grown from two ensembles to ten.

Watch “A Portrait of Chris Hisey” by alumnus Christoph Russi.

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