Experience the amazing talent and dedication of the musically gifted students of the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra!



GYSO's mission is to inspire young people to discover their full potential through creativity and performance, and to build and develop the discipline and spirit to accomplish their musical goals. Further, GYSO endeavors to provide artistic opportunities for all people and to enhance the quality of cultural life in our communities.

A part of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO), GYSO is the largest youth orchestra program in the Southeast - encompassing four orchestras, a jazz ensemble and a percussion ensemble. Founded in 2006, GYSO selects gifted and talented elementary through high school-aged musicians from across the state via competitive auditions. As GYSO members, young men and women enjoy continuing their musical development in a nurturing and supportive environment while being expected to perform at the highest level during a full season of concerts. Each ensemble is led by professionals in their fields who provide a comprehensive music experience for students pursuing excellence on an individual and collective artistic level with a love and appreciation for their art.


What does GYSO mean to our students?