Founded in 2002, the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra organization provides talented young musicians in the regional Connecticut and New York areas with exceptional learning and performance opportunities, while fostering an awareness and appreciation of the enjoyment and power of music.

Based in Ridgefield and featuring the most talented youth musicians in Western CT and its surrounding New York communities, WCYO offers a String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra program during the school year and beginning in 2019 launched the Charles Ives Music Festival at WCYO, a professional concert series and chamber music and orchestra education program held each August.



Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra
PO Box 964
Ridgefield, CT 06877

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(203) 894-8786



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