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GYSO Receives $5,000 Publix Grant

Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra Receives Charitable Grant

 (Marietta, Ga. August 24, 2022) Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra (GYSO) has been approved for a $5,000 grant from Publix Super Markets Charities, through their Publix Charities program. This grant will be used to support GYSO in programs that provide musical opportunities for youth across the region. 

“We are grateful for the continued support of this generous organization,” says GSO Interim Executive Director, Susan Stensland, “These funds directly support our mission to positively impact our community with enriching music education.”

 GYSO empowers and supports students in accomplishing musical goals and in developing teamwork and leadership skills. The organization is committed to providing artistic opportunities for all people to enhance the quality of cultural life in the community.

 GYSO comprises five orchestras, a jazz ensemble, a percussion ensemble, flute and clarinet choirs, string symposium, several chamber ensembles, and GYSO Chorus. Through auditions, gifted and talented school-aged musicians from across the state are given the opportunity to continue musical development in a nurturing and supportive environment. GYSO members perform at the highest level during a full season of concerts. 

The educational arm of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO), GYSO is the largest youth orchestra program in the Southeast and is one of the top 10 nationally. The GSO is currently in its 72nd Season, and has performances scheduled September 2022 through May 2023. 

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About the Georgia Symphony Orchestra:

Founded in 1951 in the music room of Arthur F. Moor’s home in Marietta, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 72nd season of steady growth, enriching the metro Atlanta community with accessible, critically acclaimed performances and providing educational experiences that instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts. With a large, immensely talented group of both professional and volunteer musicians led by visionary music director and conductor Timothy Verville, the GSO offers imaginative programming that includes internationally recognized guest artists and collaborative performances. 

Bringing stellar orchestral, jazz and choral music to diverse audiences, the organization is comprised of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, the GSO Jazz!, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the GSO Chorus.