Youth Symphony

Considered one of America’s foremost youth orchestras, the GWYOA Youth Symphony is a full orchestra, including string students in grades ten through twelve and wind, brass and percussion students in grades nine and above. This ensemble is comprised of over 100 gifted young musicians who have demonstrated advanced ability and musicality. The Lionti-Lewis Concerto Competition recognizes outstanding members of the orchestra’s graduating class each year.

Conductor: Vincent Lionti

A former student of the GWYOA orchestras, Mr. Lionti holds Bachelor’s of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School. He has been a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1987. Mr. Lionti started conducting the GWYOA Youth Symphony 1997, taking over the baton from his father Victor Lionti, who had conducted the group for over 27 years.

Conductor: Victor Lionti

Mr. Lionti taught at Hartford High School, White Plains High School, and Kent State University. He was on the faculty of Westchester Community College for 25 years where he served as Music Curriculum Chairman and remains as Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor of Music. He was also Music Director of the Aaron Copland Music and Arts Program in Westchester County. Mr. Lionti presently serves as coordinator and conductor of the GWYOA Youth Symphony.

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