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Concerto Competition

The annual GCTYO Concerto Competition returns! Student musicians perform solo pieces in a competition for a $500 prize.

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021: Round 1 by Zoom.

Sunday, Mar. 21, 2021: Final Round co-hosted by WSHU Public Radio at Sacred Heart University Community Theatre, 1420 Post Rd., Fairfield, CT.

Summer Music Showcase

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, 12 PM on Zoom.

The annual Summer Music Showcase returns! Hear from and visit with Camp Encore Coda, Eastern Music Festival, New England Music Camp, Luzerne Music Center, Summer@Eastman School of Music, Philadelphia International Music Festival, French Woods, BU Tanglewood, Interlochen, and Kinhaven Music School.

Click here to learn more about each program.

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


New & Returning Student Auditions

GCTYO will hear auditions for new and returning students before the next session. Details will be posted as they become available. Register to receive audition instructions.


2020-21 Concert Season

There are no live concerts scheduled at this time. A virtual concert will be released at the end of the fall session.