New Member Auditions for Golden State Youth Orchestra

​​Musicians ages 6-18 are invited to audition for Golden State Youth Orchestra! Palo Alto-based Golden State Youth Orchestra (GSYO) invites musicians ages 6-18 to audition for the 2020-21 Season. GSYO offers six orchestras/ensembles for students at all levels of musical ability.

Start your musical journey in the entry-level orchestra Chamber Players or challenge yourself in the prestigious Senior Symphony! GSYO has openings at all levels for the 2020-21 Season!


The Symphony Orchestra, GSYO’s premier ensemble, performs professional-level repertoire and hosts internationally recognized guest artists. The group holds an August retreat and tours every other summer (next tour in 2021 to Germany and Poland).

The Sinfonietta Orchestra prepares advanced string, wind, and brass players for the Senior Orchestra. They perform concerts throughout the Bay Area. They play full symphonies and works by composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, and more!

The El Camino Wind Orchestra challenges woodwinds, brass, and percussionists with classical and modern repertoire. Students at this level have typically had 3+ years of lessons.

The Galbraith Honor Strings is an intermediate, all-string group that, in addition to ensemble training, offers talented young violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists special sectional coaching to develop technique and musicality.

The Camerata Orchestra is a beginning-intermediate full orchestra for winds and string players who are still learning, but have had 2+ years of lessons and previous ensemble experience.

The Chamber Players Orchestra is the perfect first orchestra for beginning strings and wind players with 1+ years of lessons.

GSYO supports school music programs! Marching Band musicians are welcome to audition now; GSYO will work with your marching band schedule.

GSYO is accepting applications now! Apply online to join the GSYO family! Auditions are held in late March and April. Applications online at Call GSYO at 650-665-9046 for more information.​

We are the music of the future. We set high standards for artistry and education. We learn and perform in harmony. We are Golden State Youth Orchestra.

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