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Golden State Youth Orchestra

As of Saturday, April 7, 2018,  El Camino Youth Symphony has become Golden State Youth Orchestra. Please be patient with us as we carry out all of the technical details involved in this very exciting transition! First and foremost, we're still the same great organization, providing excellent music education to students throughout the Bay Area for over 50 years. While the name and logo are different, our commitment to our members and the wider community remains unchanged.

There will be items and pages on this website that refer to ECYS. We will unveil a new website later this summer, so please stay tuned. If you have any questions about the name change, please contact Eman Isadiar: or call 650-665-9046.

Sinfonietta Spring Dance

The Sinfonietta Orchestra concludes a fabulous season on May 12, 7:30pm at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at De Anza College!


WEBER Overture to Oberon
MENDELSSOHN War March of Priests
ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor, Mvt. IV, Ryan Su, cello
ELGAR "Nimrod" from Enigma Variations
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4

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Ice Cream Social Concert
5:30pm at the Palo Alto JCC, 3921 Fabian Way

The Chamber Players, Camerata, Galbraith Honor Strings, and El Camino Wind Orchestra present the Ice Cream Social Concert, where the talent is served a la mode! All-you-can-eat ice cream plus four great orchestras equals a fabulous time for the whole family!

Featured soloist Momoka Yanagisawa, violin

Admission: $15 at the door only

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New Member Auditions for 18-19

We are inviting new and returning members to audition for the 2018-19 season! The Senior Symphony will embark on
Baltic Tour '19, destination Sweden, Finland, and Russia. Program highlights include Respighi The Pines of Rome, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, and Shostakovich Symphony No. 10!

Please review the audition requirements and prepare for a May appointment date (as faculty schedules permit!)

We have openings for the following instruments:

  • Bassoon
  • French horn, Tuba, and Trombone
  • String Bass and Viola

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For Current GSYO Members:
Special "Wanted" Tuition Credit Promotion

Summer Conservatory! July 16-27, 2018 (M-F only)

From Beginning Orchestra, the ideal "first orchestra" experience, to Intermediate Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Winds for advanced-intermediate students, this two-week workshop is a great way to stay tuned-up over the summer! A placement audition is required.

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Music Education
by providing a nurturing environment for the training and development of young musicians from our culturally diverse community and by encouraging a lasting appreciation of music.

Musical Excellence
by providing quality performance opportunities for our musicians and presenting outstanding musical events for the community.

GSYO Supports School Music Programs:
 GSYO musicians are encouraged to participate in school music and are excused from GSYO events for school music performances.  
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Golden State
Youth Orchestra
formerly El Camino Youth Symphony

4055 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

tel: 650.665.9046