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reenville County Youth Orchestras has been educating young musicians for over 40 years! Our mission is to impact the lives of young people through music by providing a quality orchestral program that develops and educates young musicians, one in which they learn the art of performance, enhance personal musicianship, and prosper as individuals.

It began in the 1970s as the orchestra program of the Greenville County School district. Now, close to 300 students enrolled in our 5 ensembles are offered outstanding age and skill level appropriate musical challenges. GCYO’s outreach and education programs impact over 800 young people each year.

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Join Our Amazing Musicians

Audition now to join some of the most talented orchestral musicians in the upstate.

become a “dream maker”

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Meet the GCYO Staff

Meet the incredible people who help organize these amazing artists.