were all online due to COVID-19.

Classes and lessons were held via Zoom with our outstanding instructors.

AUDITIONS for 2021 GIYO Philharmonia Camp
Monday, May 24, 2021 at Glynn Academy.

Students should contact Suzanne Morrison for audition excerpts.

Suzanne Morrison,
GIYO General Manager

(912) 996-5462

Highlights from previous summer camps.

Each summer members of the Golden Isles Youth Orchestra participate in a week-long intensive instructional program, held at the College of Coastal Georgia. Young musicians stay on campus in the residence hall and receive instruction from professional musicians drawn from all parts of the United States to begin their study of the music which will be played at the GIYO winter and spring concerts.  

2019 JUNE CAMP –
The Future of the Golden Isles Youth Orchestra

At the 2019 June Camp, 64 musicians from four coastal Georgia counties, twelve schools (and three homeschoolers) and two states focused for a week on classical orchestral music, made new friends and had fun. At June Camp, beginning strings musicians (many from our STRING-on! weeks) got their first intensive strings experience and there we also trained some of our oldest high school musicians to teach beginning students.  We welcomed back some of our alumni as teachers. And we worked hard with those musicians wanting to transition to our older orchestra as we re-stocked our mid-level Symphonette orchestra. June Camp closed, as usual, with a well-attended “Families and Friends” performance.

Please contact JoAnn Davis at  JAD@GoldenIslesYouthOrchestra.org
for more information. 

Beethoven Ensemble
Abigail Poirier conductor, Gabrielle Riddick and Zhane Waye,

GA Class of 2019 Aides

Conductor Courtney Chrestensen with the Mozart Ensemble

Our Camp Instructors

Among the instructors at the June 2019 Camp were recent graduates (or one soon to be) of local colleges. 

All of them have dual degrees in Performance and in Music Education.

Pictured above are (front) Edward Latimer, a JU graduate who is currently the conductor of the Jacksonville Civic Orchestra, (row 2, left) Whitt Locke, Georgia Southern graduate currently employed in the Muscogee County School District; (right) William Page, Georgia Southern graduate teaching this year at Richmond Hill Middle School in Bryan County; (back row – left) Ben Cork, fourth year music student at Georgia Southern; (right) Courtney Chrestensen, graduate of Jacksonville University who will teach at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville in the fall. All of the above have dual degrees in Performance and in Music Education.

Thomas Trinh (GIYO alumni)  - Berry College Adjunct and Columbus (GA) Symphony Manager with his Haydn Ensemble

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