Repertory Youth Orchestra (RYO)
Repertory Youth Orchestra (RYO), is a “full orchestra ensemble” (strings, plus woodwinds, brass, and percussion) for intermediate and advancing level musicians.
RYO musicians will have in-depth sectional coaching (strings and brass/winds separate) as well as “tutti” (full orchestra) rehearsals with some of the most noted professional orchestra musicians and conductors in this region.
RYO performs arrangements of standard classical orchestral repertoire at a graded Level 4 in the state of Georgia. It is strongly advised that all Repertory Youth Orchestra musicians have a private instructor within 5 weeks of starting the program in the Fall semester.
The Repertory Youth Orchestra (RYO) rehearsals are on Saturday mornings from 10:00 – 12:15 in the GSU Fine Arts Band Room of the Armstrong Campus. There will also be several weeks when the ensemble will break into sectionals – those locations will be announced in advance and posted in the lobby. Please arrive no later than 9:45 to tune and get set up.
Rehearsal Schedule for the Fall 2019 Semester:
September 7: First RehearsalCanceled
- September 14: Regular Rehearsal
- September 21: Regular Rehearsal
- September 28: Regular Rehearsal & Final due date for T-shirts
- October 5: Regular Rehearsal
- October 10: EXTRA THURSDAY Rehearsal 6:30-8:30 pm
- October 12: Regular Rehearsal
- October 19: Regular Rehearsal
- October 26: Regular Rehearsal
- November 2: Regular Rehearsal
- November 7: Extra THURSDAY Rehearsal
- November 9: Regular Rehearsal
- November 14: Extra THURSDAY Rehearsal
- November 16: Regular Rehearsal
- November 23: Dress Rehearsal (Morning time TBA)
- Sunday, November 24: Fall Concert @ 3 p.m. (Warm-up rehearsal at 2 p.m.)
Spring 2020: Important Dates for SSE, LSE and RYO
- January 8: Auditions for New Students
- January 18: First Rehearsal
- March 21: Spring Break – NO Rehearsal
- May 2: Dress Rehearsal (Time TBA)
- May 4: Pending Spring Concert (Fine Arts Auditorium) @ 6:30 p.m.