Mission Statement

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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