Greater Palouse Youth Orchestra
Director: Giselle Hillyer
Meets: Mondays, 6-8 p.m., Lionel Hampton School of Music - ask your instructor about location map
Tuition: $150 in Fall semesters, $172 in Spring semesters
- August 29, first rehearsal
- September 5, Labor Day, no rehearsal
- September 12, rehearsal
- September 19, rehearsal
- September 26, rehearsal
- October 3, rehearsal
- October 10, rehearsal
- October 17, rehearsal
- October 24, rehearsal
- October 29, (Saturday) Dress Rehearsal, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- October 31, Halloween, no rehearsal
- November 7, rehearsal
- November 14, rehearsal
- November 21, Thanksgiving break, no rehearsal
- November 28, rehearsal
- December 5, rehearsal
- December 12, rehearsal
GPYO Concert Dates for Fall 2022:
- Saturday, October 29, Fall Concert, University Auditorium
- Grades 9-12
- Performing at a Suzuki Book 5 level or above
- Proficient music reading skills
- Enrolled in private lessons with a Preparatory Division faculty member or other teacher
- Enrolled in the orchestra program at school (if available)
The Greater Palouse Youth Orchestra (GPYO) includes students in grades 9-12 who commit extra time to the study of their instrument. The objective of the GPYO is to enhance the music curriculum currently offered in local public schools, and to provide a university-level youth orchestra program to area musicians.
The GPYO presents two full concerts each year plus one or two performances with other orchestras.
Membership is by audition only. Auditions are held in August and January (for new members only).
For more information or to schedule an audition, please email Giselle Hillyer. You can download audition excerpts on this page.