Is tuition assistance available?

GTCYS is highly committed to making our programs accessible for families, regardless of financial constraints. We provide more than $250,000 in tuition assistance and support for private lessons each year. […]

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What does it cost to be in GTCYS?

A $40 audition fee (non-refundable and not applicable to tuition) is due when you register for an audition. A reduced fee of $5 is available for low-income families and families […]

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How are musicians placed?

You will be placed in an appropriate orchestra based on your audition performance. Other factors such as instrumentation needs may be considered as well. The orchestra level you choose to […]

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How do I register for an audition?

Register for an audition online. A $40 audition fee (non-refundable and not applicable to tuition) is due with your registration. A reduced fee of $5 is available for low-income families […]

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What orchestras can I audition for?

GTCYS has 11 school-year orchestras which range from beginning to pre-professional. While there are specific audition requirements for each orchestra, your audition is for entry into the program and judges […]

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What do I practice for my audition?

Please refer to your full instrument requirements here. An overview is below: Scales Prepare the required scales listed in your selected requirements – use the listed tempos as a guide. […]

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When are auditions?

The main auditions for GTCYS’ school-year orchestras are held each spring. All other auditions are reviewed on a rolling basis and placed according to instrument needs and openings. See more […]

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Who can audition?

Any student age 7 to 18 who plays violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, euphonium, trombone, tuba, percussion, or harp. String players usually have two years’ […]

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