“The Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra is poised to offer additional opportunities for gifted and talented young musicians, as it expands its program for the 2019-2020 school year,” reads an unsigned article in Tuesday’s (3/26) Marietta Daily Journal (GA). “GYSO is part of the nonprofit, Marietta-based Georgia Symphony Orchestra and serves elementary through high school age musicians from 17 metro counties.… For the fall 2019 season, GYSO will expand from four to five orchestras, adding one geared toward younger elementary and middle school students. It also will add a string-only chamber ensemble and a flute choir, while realigning current string and brass quartets … The GYSO Jazz Ensemble and GYSO Percussion Ensemble, as well as the GSO Youth Chorus, will continue. Sarah Harding, the principal French hornist in the GYSO Symphony and a West Forsyth High School sophomore, credits her GYSO membership in helping her land college scholarship offers. In 2018, GYSO graduating seniors received more than $300,000 in college scholarship offers and had a 99-percent college acceptance rate.” Nathaniel Parker, GSO’s associate conductor and conductor of the GYSO Symphony, said, “The GYSO mission is one of inclusiveness, providing a diversity of opportunities to a wide range of ages and performance levels.”

Posted March 28, 2019