Concerts & Events
Virtual Open House
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Join Music Director Chris Hisey, Executive Director Beth Ulman, and special guests for a Virtual Open House about GCTYO and the great experience students have when they join.
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 will be available at TheKlein.org. Details to come!
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.
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 https://www.facebook.com/GCTYO/
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.
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.