Georgia Piedmont Youth Orchestra

Georgia Piedmont Youth Orchestra Teams with Choirs

On Saturday, Nov.18, GPYO will perform with two youth choirs.

The orchestra will entertain attendees with the Overture to the Magic Flute, by Mozart, with the Atlanta Academy of Vocal Arts, directed by Maria McDaniel Willathgamuwa. Additionally, the orchestra will perform the Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Chattahoochee High School Chamber Choir, under the direction of Jennie Fabianski. The performance will be at Centennial High School at 7 p.m.

More About the Georgia Piedmont Youth Orchestra

The Georgia Piedmont Youth Orchestra is accepting applications to audition for the 2017-2018 season, the fifth season for North Fulton’s premier youth orchestra.

High School Students are welcome to audition for all positions on Saturday, August 19 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Centennial High School. See audition requirements and the registration form.

This season is under the baton of Rolando Salazar. Maestro Salazar is currently the Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Opera.

Rehearsals start on August 28. See our schedule on the right.

The advantages to becoming a member of this new orchestra include:

  • Working with an outstanding conductor in various sectional rehearsals.
  • Rehearsing Monday evenings in the North Fulton area.
  • Playing with other outstanding musicians in a full orchestra setting.
  • Performing challenging repertoire
  • Building valuable experience for college applications.

Orchestra and Band members should seriously consider auditioning for this challenging experience.

Membership is open to all qualifying high school students. The GPYO has drawn players principally from Cobb, Gwinnett and Fulton counties, as well as Forsyth County to the north. Musicians from at least 16 high schools (grades 9-12) as well as private and church schools have already become members.

The GPYO closed its fourth season with an outstanding performance of patriotic music at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on May 30, 2017. The performance consisted of a similar repertoire that was played on Memorial Day at the American Legion Post 201 in Alpharetta. Photo by Kathleen Carpenter

Must-see photos from the Georgia Capitol concert are displayed here.

Memorial Concert Photo Gallery Posted

Enjoy 39 photos from the Memorial Day 2017 concert, which are displayed here, and taken by Board Member Ron Cioffi.