American Youth Concert Orchestra (AYCO)
The American Youth Concert Orchestra is a symphonic training orchestra led by Conductor Kathy Thompson. This group works to enhance their ensemble playing and musicality through performance of symphonic arrangements of full symphonic repertoire. Participation in this orchestra is often the musician’s first symphonic experience. Basic technique and artistic vocabulary is reinforced during sectional rehearsals. The AYCO provides an opportunity to continue developing the ensemble skills needed to advance to standard symphonic literature.