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Spring Concerts

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Join GCTYO for our triumphant return to the live stage on May 16 at The Klein! Three separate concerts for 9 different ensembles will keep us all safe. Choose one concert or come to all three! Featuring our new Steel Pan Orchestra at the 1 PM concert, along with Wind, String, and Concert Orchestras.

Jazz, Symphony, and Percussion Orchestras take the stage at 3:30 PM, while Bravura and Principal Orchestras top off the day at 5:30 PM.

In person and live stream tickets are available at BUY TICKETS


New & Returning Student Auditions

New Student Auditions:  June 10, 2021

New & Returning Student Auditions: end of August, 2021

New Students are encouraged to audition on June 10, 2021 for the 2021-22 season beginning in September. New Students may also audition in August. All returning students audition in August.

Registration is required!


Past Event: Concerto Competition

The annual GCTYO Concerto Competition returned Sunday, Mar. 21, 2021! Five Principal Orchestra musicians performed solo pieces in a competition for a $500 prize.

Watch the whole concert on the GCTYO Facebook page

Read about the Finalists.


Past Event: Midori Residency Program

World-renowned violinist and educator, Midori, joined the GCTYO community in October 2020 for a series of virtual classes for students, teachers and families. The presentations were part of the Covid-19 Support Program from Midori’s Orchestra Residencies Program.

String Masterclass: 

Four GCTYO students performed for Midori, who gave feedback and suggestions. String students, parents, and teachers were invited to watch the class. Over 100 people attended.

How to Practice Workshop:

Students were challenged to improve their practicing skills with tips from Midori on How to Practice.

Workshop for Parents on How to Support and Encourage Your Child to Practice Well

Parents heard from Midori, who is an expert educator and performer, about the best way to support their children through their musical development.

Photo credit of Midori: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders