Mission Statement

GCTYO Mission Statement

September 2021


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