Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras

Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras

Inspiring and Educating Young Musicians

Learn More   Register    Events

Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras

Inspiring and Educating Young Musicians

Learn More   Register   Events

Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras

Inspiring and Educating Young Musicians

Learn More   Register   Events

So Many 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 while making sure they feel supported by their conductors and peers.

Events

GCTYO’s lineup of concerts this season include our Jack Lawrence Fall Concerts, Winter Concerts, and Spring Concerts sponsored by the Masonic Organizations of Stratford, CT, plus Chamber Music concerts at Pequot Library, a Martin Luther King Day concert with ConnectUS, and our annual Concerto Competition. Read more about events on our Events page.

Auditions & Registration

Be a part of GCTYO! Audition registration remains open for the 2022-2023 season!  Fall Auditions will take place Nov. 16, 2022. Simply fill out a registration form and we will get in touch with you right away.

 

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. We are currently accepting donations for a Private Lesson Fund to give all our students equal opportunity to thrive and grow musically at GCTYO.

Christopher Hisey has been Music Director and visionary at GCTYO for nearly fifteen 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 more than a dozen.

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

Get to know the Maestro even better! Listen to a 2021 podcast interview.

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