The Young Artist Orchestra
Dr. Gary A. Robinson, Conductor and Music Director
The Young Artist Orchestra, the most advanced ensemble of the five Greenville County Youth Orchestras, is comprised of the most skilled, talented, and experienced student musicians in the Upstate. It is also the Orchestra-In-Residence at Greenville’s Fine Arts Center. Though most members are high school aged, the YAO will also admit exceptional middle school musicians. Each year the orchestra performs three Young Artist Concerts at the Peace Center’s Dorothy Gunter Theatre. Repertoire includes standard orchestral masterworks as well as contemporary composition. The YAO’s additional concerts include the Winter Orchestras Concert (January) and the Spring Orchestras Concert (April).
Students in YAO come from Greenville's public and private high schools, as well as home school settings. YAO is a credit-bearing course of the Fine Arts Center in advanced orchestral performance. Members of YAO receive a full unit of honors-level credit. YAO rehearses at the Fine Arts Center each Tuesday from 6:30 until 9:30.
GCYO's Young Artist Orchestra members:
Membership Fees:2011-2012 Young Artist Orchestra Concert Fee: $150.00
In addition to the concert fee, students who do not reside in Greenville County will be required to pay tuition of $368.00 to the Greenville County School District