Welcome to the
Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras
The premier youth orchestra experience of Boulder and beyond
Audition for the 2016-2017 season of the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras!
Featuring three orchestras and a wind ensemble, GBYO is the premier youth orchestra experience in Boulder and beyond!
GBYO and the Boulder Phil team up!
Join us Sunday October 23, 2pm, at the Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex for a free hour-long concert! Featuring musicians of the Boulder Philharmonic, Boulder's professional symphony orchestra!
GBYO is proud to welcome Andres Lopera to the team!
The Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras announced two new appointments for the coming 2016-2017 concert season: Artistic Director Emily Bowman and Symphony Conductor Andres Lopera.
Ms. Bowman has been with GBYO since its founding in 2010 and conducts the Philharmonic Orchestra. She teaches strings at Shining Mountain Waldorf School and Boulder Suzuki Strings, and performs with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado.
Maestro Lopera conducts the GBYO Symphony, the most advanced orchestra of GBYO. He is the assistant conductor of the Colorado Symphony.
In April 2016, founding Artistic Director and Symphony Conductor Gary Lewis stepped down after leading GBYO through its first six years. He is Director of Orchestral Studies at CU Boulder, Music Director of the Midland-Odessa (TX) Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Boulder Philharmonic.
The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) has provided millions of dollars to scientific and cultural organizations throughout the Denver area, including the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras.
The program, funded by a 1/10 of 1% sales and use tax, has existed since the 1980s.
SCFD is up for renewal this year. Be sure to vote yes on 4B this November!
The GBYO Wind Ensemble and Symphony Strings will be performing at the Kennedy Center!
Tuesday March 28, 2017, at 6pm, the young musicians of GBYO will perform on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center during the SHIFT Festival. The Boulder Philharmonic has been specially selected for the this innaugural festival, and they've invited GBYO!
Join us for a "behind the scenes look" at music with guests from all aspects of the field of music: from the Library of Congress to Grammy-winning research to the City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture.
How do composers compose, what is a typical day like for a professional musician, who is involved in making city-wide decisions about arts and culture, what career paths exist in music and how can a student become involved?
Maestro Meetings are held once a month at the Boulder Piano Gallery, and are free and open to the public.
Bring your friends and your questions!
Maestro Meetings will take place at 3pm at the Boulder Piano Gallery on these days:
The most advanced strings, winds, brass, and percussion. Conducted by Andres Lopera.
Winds, brass, and percussion from both the Symphony and Philharmonic. Conudcted by Dr. Erik Johnson.
Full orchestra of strings, winds, brass, and percussion. Conducted by Emily Bowman.
Entry level string orchestra. Conducted by Paul Rowinski.