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A Busy Week for the GSO

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO) is well-known for its vibrant musical performances, diverse programming, and community outreach. This past week was no exception, as the GSO embarked on a whirlwind schedule that showcased its versatility and commitment to engaging audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The week kicked off on a high note Thursday evening […]

GSO Spotlight: Will Weaver

Will Weaver has had a remarkable six-year journey in the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestras (GYSO),  marked by growth, camaraderie, and musical excellence. His experience in GYSO has not only broadened his musical horizons but also facilitated valuable friendships with like-minded peers. A  proficient viola player in GYSO and a violinist in his school orchestra, Will […]

GSO Spotlight: Whitney Tinley

Whitney Tinley is the director of the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Harmonia and Concertino ensembles and Orchestra Director at Trickum Middle School  in Gwinnett County. Read why she’s committed to educating young musicians, what makes GYSO special, and what mountain climbing and music have in common.  Q: Tell me about your journey to becoming a […]

Georgia Symphony Orchestra Announces Its 73rd Season

Marietta, GA, May 25, 2023 – The Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO) proudly announces the 2023-2024 season schedule for its orchestral, choral, jazz, holiday, sensory friendly and youth music education program performances. The season will showcase thrilling melodies and harmonies that will captivate and engage audiences. The opening performance, An Early Grave, on October 28, 2023, […]

GYSO 2023-2024 Season Auditions Are Open

Auditions are now open for the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestras (GYSO) 2023-2024 Season! As members of GYSO, students enjoy continuing their musical development in a nurturing and supportive environment while performing at the highest level during a full season of concerts. Each ensemble is led by professionals in their fields who provide comprehensive music experiences for students […]

Inspiring Young Performers to Discover Their Musical Potential

Since 2006, the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra (GYSO) has been a space for young minds to explore their musical creativity and talent through performance. GYSO comprises five orchestras, a jazz ensemble, a percussion ensemble, instrumental chamber ensembles, and a youth chorus. It is the largest youth orchestra program in the southeast, providing members with a […]

Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestras Receives Scholarship Grant

(Marietta, Ga. September 23, 2022) Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestras (GYSO) has been selected as a recipient of a See Beautiful grant in the amount of $500. This grant will be used to support GYSO programs by removing financial barriers from students who want to participate in our music education programs.   “We appreciate the See Beautiful […]

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 […]

Nathaniel F. Parker Named The Dr. Bobbie Bailey GYSO Artistic Director 

(Marietta, Ga., June 27, 2022)  The Georgia Symphony Orchestra board of directors has announced the appointment of Nathaniel F. Parker, DMA, as The Dr. Bobbie Bailey Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestras (GYSO) Artistic Director. Dr. Parker will continue to serve as the GSO’s associate conductor and as director of the GYSO Symphony ensemble. The newly created […]

Georgia Symphony Orchestra Announces 2022-23 Season schedule

(Marietta, Ga., May 12, 2022) Much more than just an orchestra, the Georgia Symphony organization has announced its 2022 – 2023 season schedule for its orchestral, choral, jazz, holiday, sensory friendly and youth music education program performances. New this year is the addition of Sunday afternoon matinees to the concert schedule. On Sept. 10 and 11, […]