Once a year, the Shoulder-to-Shoulder program partners 21 musicians from the GSO with student musicians in the Greenville County Youth Orchestra to work together in a professional environment through two rehearsals and a final performance.

Shoulder-to-Shoulder trains emerging, serious talent on the challenges and nuances of performing with others in a professional orchestra. This more complex musical skillset is best learned through the act of doing; or learning alongside a musical counterpart with extensive orchestral experience in what is much like a master/apprentice relationship.

Usually over the scope of two days, the GSO musicians mentor and coach GCYO musicians in the context of two rehearsals and then perform a public concert together.

Almost identical to Shoulder-to-Shoulder is our Side-by-Side program, which is a partnership with the Carolina Youth Symphony.


Email GSO Education Director Braxton Ballew, or call him at (864)-233-0344, ext. 119.