Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras

  • Welcome to the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras!

  • Young artists make professional sound

  • Eight Ensembles. One Love of Music.

  • A place to learn and grow.

  • Full orchestras from strings to percussion

  • GBYO Italy Tour Summer 2016

  • Saturday rehearsal

  • Music Made. Friendships Forged.

  • Share. Learn. Grow.


Be a part of GBYO! Your audition will give us information about which group is best for you. GBYO has 9 different ensembles, including 2 Jazz ensembles and a dedicated Percussion ensemble, as well as a Chamber Orchestra for our most advanced musicians.

Audition registration is required! Audition fee is $25.


New student auditions Wednesday, June 13 or end of August. All instruments welcome! READ MORE.

Audition schedule for 2018-19 season:

New Student Auditions: Wednesday, June 13, 2018. 3 pm – 9 pm

New & Returning Student Auditions: Saturday, August 25, 2018. 9 am – 5 pm, VIOLINS ONLY.

Monday, August 27 – Thursday, August 30, 2018. 3 pm – 9 pm, All Instruments. Also Tuesday, September 4 if needed.

Registration is required. New students will be assigned a June audition unless otherwise requested.

GBYO is serious about its mission to inspire and educate young musicians. Our holistic approach to music education means we challenge students at every stage of their music development while making sure they feel supported by their conductors and peers. GBYO’s young musicians develop their talents beyond what they possible and feel pride and joy in their accomplishments. Support GBYO with a donation and help us expand our reach to more musicians. Thank you!

Summer 2018 International Trip to Scotland & Iceland

GBYO will travel to Scotland & Iceland on a performance and sightseeing tour June 28 - July 6, 2018! Highlights include two performances in Scotland and one in Reykjavik, Iceland at the spectacular Harpa Hall plus visits to castles, cathedrals, national parks, and medieval towns. Members of Symphony, Jazz, and Principal ensembles are eligible to perform but all members of the GBYO extended family are invited to join the tour.


2017-18 Concert Schedule

GBYO Chamber Orchestra Concert

Saturday, June 10, 2018, 7:00 pm
The Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Rd., Westport, CT

Hear the stunning sound of 30 talented young classical musicians whose teamwork and dedication to their craft will be evident as they play complex works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Vivaldi with guest soloist Dr. Nina Crothers, Assistant Concertmaster of Greater Bridgeport Symphony.

Tickets available at or at the door. Pre-concert reception tickets also available. Reception begins at 6 pm.