Repertory Youth Orchestra (RYO)
The Repertory Youth Orchestra (RYO), is a full orchestra (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 ensemble (all together) rehearsals with professional musicians and conductors.
Shifting and vibrato are skills usually gained with the private instructor while students are members of this group. Accuracy of pitch and rhythm are vital. 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.
RYO rehearsals are on Saturday mornings.