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

  • Belonging | Providing an inclusive place where everyone feels accepted
  • Community | Building partnerships within the GCTYO family and beyond
  • Dedication | Encouraging commitment to each other as we work to achieve a common goal
  • Equity | Ensuring fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement
  • Integrity | Making ethical, transparent, and well-intentioned decisions