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New Student Auditions

Saturday, Aug. 27-Thursday, Sep. 1, 2022

Fairfield, CT

Visit our Auditions page for more information. Registration is required!


Upcoming events for the 22-23 season will be posted soon!


Past Concerts & Events

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Concert with ConnectUs

Monday, January 17, 2022

2 PM, The Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport, CT

Pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy in this special concert hearing and honoring the voices of young people in a mixed-format concert featuring live music, dance, and spoken-word performances. GCTYO musicians will perform under the baton of GCTYO Conducting Fellow Glenn Alexander II. Admission is FREE! Doors open at 1:30 PM.


2022 Concerto Competition

Saturday, January 22, 2022

2 PM, Pequot Library, Southport, CT

The annual GCTYO Concerto Competition will return in January 2022! Principal Orchestra musicians will compete for a $500 prize and the chance to perform as soloist at the Spring Concert. Read about the finalists.

In person seating for invited guests only. Please watch on Facebook Live!


Open Rehearsals for New Families

Saturday, April 30, 2022

10-11:15 AM, Fairfield, CT

Registration is required!

Prospective musicians and their families are invited to view and listen to Saturday morning rehearsals on Apr. 30, 2022, 10-11:15 am, at Roger Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield. After touring the school and popping in on ensemble and sectional rehearsals, families will be invited to meet students, parents and Board Members and then participate in a Q&A with Music Director Chris Hisey. Learn the history and philosophy of GCTYO and what makes us a thriving and exciting organization valued by 300 families. Families who attend Open Rehearsal will receive free tickets to the Spring Concert at The Klein on May 22. Attending a performance will round out the GCTYO experience for prospective members. We welcome all orchestral instruments plus saxophone and baritone. GCTYO serves students in 5th grade through 12th grade. Kindly RSVP to Roger Ludlowe MS, 689 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield. CLICK HERE for a flyer to download and print.


Chamber Music Concert

Saturday, May 14, 2022

2 PM, Pequot Library, Southport, CT

Enjoy a pleasant afternoon of chamber music by advanced and intermediate string musicians from Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras! String students are members of intermediate and advanced GCTYO orchestras who continue their studies in the afternoon with instruction by coaches from the Stamford Symphony Orchestra. GCTYO is proud to partner with the Stamford Symphony on this special program. Free event suitable for families with young children. CLICK HERE to register.

Spring Concerts

Sunday, May 22, 2022

The Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport, CT

All GCTYO ensembles perform over 2 concerts.

Concert 1, 1-3:30 PM: Steel Pan, Percussion, Jazz, Flute Choir, Saxophone, Brass, Woodwinds, String, Sinfonia, and Virtuosi Orchestras. This will be Flute Choir’s debut performance at The Klein.

Concert 2, 4:30-7 PM: Steel Pan, Percussion, Jazz, Philharmonic, and Principal Orchestras. Don’t miss watching the winners of the 2022 GCTYO Concerto Competition perform as soloists with Principal Orchestra!

Special guests! Student musicians from the Jim Royle Drum Studio will perform with both Steel Pan Orchestras.