Applications for Fall 2023 are open!
Steps to Apply
Fill out your application.
Once we receive your application, you will receive a link to sign up for an audition.
Your application fee ($25) can be paid by cash or check on the day of your audition.
Video auditions are still being accepted, please submit an application and we will reach out to you.
Everyone must audition, including returning GMYS students. Please refer to our audition guidelines for what to expect during your audition.
World-Class Youth Orchestra
in the heart of Vermont
Green Mountain Youth Symphony (GMYS) is a vibrant community dedicated to fostering a sense of unity among young musicians from central and northern Vermont and New Hampshire. Our mission transcends borders and cultures as we believe in the power of music to connect people, inspire creativity, and instill a sense of camaraderie among young artists. We celebrate the enthusiasm of our young musicians and guide them as they express their passion through the performance of great music.
Our Orchestra Programs
During our concert season, we are proud to host three different orchestras. Each one is designed to accommodate musicians at varying skill levels and provide them with a nurturing environment where they can explore and grow their musical talents.
Repertory orchestra: Designed for young beginners with a desire to learn. Here, the basics are the main focus as we explore the beauty of music together.
Concert orchestra: This orchestra is for intermediate players who want to enhance their musical skills and knowledge.
Senior orchestra: Our advanced orchestra is for seasoned young musicians ready to challenge themselves and perform complex orchestral music pieces.
Each orchestra offers a unique and rewarding experience, encouraging the young musicians to learn, grow, and enjoy their musical journey. In our orchestras, every young musician has a place - a seat that waits to be filled with passion, commitment, and a love for music.
Musical Experience in a Fun Setting
At GMYS, we understand that learning is most effective when it's fun and engaging. We provide a stimulating environment that fosters both personal and musical growth. Our programs are not just about performing; they're about enjoying the process, making new friends, and creating unforgettable memories.
Need-Based Tuition Assistance
We believe that every child who shows an interest in music should have the opportunity to explore and nurture their passion, regardless of their financial situation. That's why we offer need-based tuition assistance to ensure that all interested young musicians have the chance to participate in our orchestral programs.
Join us at GMYS and become a part of our thriving community of young musicians. Let's create beautiful music together.