where young artists take the stage
Welcome to Greenville County Youth Orchestras
we impact the lives
of young musicians
Greenville County Youth Orchestras has been educating young musicians for over 40 years. Our mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing a quality orchestral program that develops and educates young musicians in the art of performance and enhances their personal musicianship. We strive to make our programs available to all qualifying students, regardless of their socioeconomic situation.
It began in the 1970s as the after school orchestra of the Greenville County School district. Now a partnership between the school district and the not-for profit GCYO Association, GCYO's 6 ensembles offer outstanding age and skill level appropriate musical challenges to close to 300 students.
The Young Artist Orchestra
The Young Artist Orchestra, the most advanced ensemble of the six Greenville County Youth Orchestras, is comprised of the most skilled, talented...
The Philharmonic is an intermediate/advanced symphony orchestra comprised of middle through high school-aged musicians who display considerable...
The Wind Ensemble
The Wind Ensemble is an exciting, honors performance group featuring wind instrument players and percussionists with 1-3 years of playing...
The Sinfonia is the intermediate-level honors ensemble that includes winds, brass, and percussion as well as strings. These students typically perform...
Intermezzo focuses on string technique, developing independent rhythmic skills, and building maturity of sound. This ensemble will perform in the...
Prelude is our advanced-beginner ensemble. Prelude will be come a 1/2 year program with rehearsals beginning in...
take the stage
Our students continuously go above and beyond anything we could dream. Expertise is honed through practice, and the students of GCYO put in countless hours reaching new heights. Check out GCYO's Symphony Orchestra playing Mendelssohn Symphony No 5 "Reformation."
Making the Dreams of Young Artists a Reality