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About Us

The Golden Isles Youth Orchestra (GIYO), formerly called the Coastal Youth Symphony, was founded in 2005 by the Coastal Symphony of Georgia to introduce classical music to the children of Glynn County and the surrounding area.  In 2014, GIYO outgrew its affiliation with the Coastal Symphony of Georgia and became a separate entity. 


The program currently includes a graded program with the Philharmonia, a full orchestra with strings, winds, and percussion, Symphonette, a strings intermediate orchestra, and String-On, a week-long introductory program. In addition, GIYO has several ensembles at different levels of proficiency and a strings lessons program. GIYO is proud of the diversity in age, gender, racial, and economic status that exists among participants at all levels.

GIYO is a non-profit registered in the State of Georgia and
is a 501 c)(3) designated organization.

For further information about GIYO
please contact Suzanne Morrison,
General Manager.

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