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2017-2018 Season Brochure

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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! 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.


Congrats to all of our musicians on a fantastic 2017-18 season! We are looking forward to starting up again this August/September and welcoming our new and returning members to the 2018-19 Golden State Youth Orchestra!

Seating audition music for all orchestras will be available online Monday, June 11.

New Member Auditions for 18-19

We are inviting new 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 June/July/August appointment date (as faculty schedules permit!)

For a full list of openings, visit the auditions page. There are many positions, especially for bassoon, viola, double bass, and brass available at all orchestras.

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

Enrollment Deadline Extended to June 30th! 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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Golden State
Youth Orchestra
formerly El Camino Youth Symphony

4055 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

tel: 650.665.9046



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.