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GPAC Youth Symphony Program

Now in its 11th season, the GPAC Youth Symphony Program offers opportunities for young musicians ages 7–18 to improve upon their technique; learn basic music theory, ear training, and history; work with an ensemble; and interact with professional guest musicians. The GPAC Youth Symphony Program is grounded in music education and places a high value on its implementation with the aim of fostering the holistic musical growth of its students in the hope that they will retain a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of art, music, culture, history and society as they grow into the next generation of music educators, performers, patrons and advocates.

The program consists of four groups: Mozart String Ensemble for ages 7–12, Mendelssohn String Orchestra for ages 12–16, Wind Ensemble for ages 12–18 and the GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra for ages 14–19. Students are admitted by audition only in May and August. Because we believe that finances should not prevent a motivated and talented student from participating in our youth symphony program, GPAC provides financial aid and scholarships through the GPAC Arts Education Fund. For more information, please contact Emily Hefley at 751-7665 or