Summer Music Programs

Introducing GCTYO Summer Music Festival

Weekdays July 10-21, 2023

9 AM-3 PM, Greens Farms Academy, Westport, CT

Get your GCTYO fix this summer! Join our new “Strings Camp” for an unbeatable summer experience with GCTYO teaching artists and students who love to make music together. 

GCTYO Summer Music Festival will run weekdays July 10-21, 2023 at Greens Farms Academy in Westport. Camp details will be sent in June to all registrants. Your registration deposit of $100 will hold your spot. 50% of the remaining $860 ($430) will be due May 15 and 50% ($430) will be due July 1. Placement auditions will be held the first day of camp.

Scholarships are available for families that qualify. Email with questions.



Tell me more about GCTYO Summer Music Festival!
  • 10 full days of music!
  • All ages 5th grade and up with at least 1 year experience on instrument
  • No audition necessary; placements will take place on the first day of camp
  • Special opportunities for Advanced String players including Chamber Music
  • Learn from Mr. Hisey, Mr. Sloat, Mr. Hafez, and more!
  • Financial assistance available for those who qualify.
Festival will include:
  • Orchestra and sectionals
  • Chamber music
  • Concerts and recitals
  • Masterclasses with internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles
  • Fun summer activities!
Repertoire notes:
  • Traditional/classical
  • New, diverse composers
  • Alternative genres like fiddling, film, and video game music


Questions? Email

If the GCTYO camp is not for you, consider these other fabulous summer music programs!

Summer music residential (sleepaway camp) and local programs are a great way for young musicians to keep up their skills over the summer and also prepare for auditions. Programs range from a focus on younger, less experienced musicians looking for a comfortable place to have fun while developing their musical skills, to high school musicians playing at an advanced level. Many programs offer scholarships. Some programs offer special scholarships for GCTYO students.

Click on one of the links below to visit their websites and learn more!