Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra


The Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra (the GSYO) is an amazing program where students come together, create great music, and form lifelong friendships. This year - the 42nd year - marks the third season with Nathaniel Beversluis as GSYO Music Director, an incredibly dynamic Youth Philharmonic, and the return of the newly created Opus One and Flute Ensembles.

The GSYO program includes multiple ensembles, with opportunities for everyone from young beginners to advanced high school students. In the past five years, the most advanced ensemble has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and in Germany and Austria! GSYO concerts are free and open to the public. Last season, the GSYO travelled from East to West, performing in Elizabeth City and Tryon, North Carolina. More regional destinations are planned for this season!

                                                                GSYO concerts are free and open to the public!

GSYOSunday, November 18th, 2012, 4:00pm
Greensboro Day School

(Youth Orchestra only):
Sunday, February 24th, 2013, 4:00pm:
Dana Auditorium, Guilford College, Greensboro.
Program to include performances by Concerto Competition Winners.

  (Youth Orchestra only):GSYO
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 7:30pm
Stanly Civic Center, Albemarle, NC.

Sunday, March 24, 2013, 3:00pm
Carolina Civic Center Theatre, Lumberton, NC.

(all GSYO ensembles):
                                                         Sunday, May 19, 2013, 4:00pm
GSYOGreensboro Day School 

Interested in joining the GSYO?
Come to the Open House Rehearsal:
April 28, 2013 2:00-5:00 p.m.
UNCG School of Music

For more information on the GSYO - click here

Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, our flagship ensemble, features between 80 and 100 advanced high school musicians. The GSYO gives three concerts per year, features full symphonic repertoire, and is directed by Nate Beversluis .

Youth Philharmonic is an advanced strings-only ensemble. This group of 40 young players gives two concerts per year, features a variety of musical styles, and is conducted by Greensboro Symphony violinist Karen Collins.  GSYO - Youth Phiharmonic "The Frustrated Violinist" - News and Record, November 2012

Youth Strings has been created to meet the needs of growing string players. GSYOThis ensemble
develops players’ ensemble, music reading, and expressive skills, led by Eve Hubbard.

Opus Strings is perfect for those in the first years of instruction on a string instrument. The group of 20 young musicians performs on two concerts per year, led by Greensboro Symphony violinist Stephanie Ezerman.

Flute Ensemble is the newest of all the groups in the GSYO program. This exciting group is led by Greensboro Symphony Flutist Linda Cykert.


Greensboro Day School

All of the Greensboro Symphony Education Programs are made possible with the support of:

Lincoln Financial Foundation                                 Guild

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
200 North Davie Street, Suite 301
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

For Tickets:
336.335.5456 Ext. 224
Fax 336.335.5580