Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Founded in 2010, Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra (GSCO) is under the direction of Dr. Gregory Pritchard. GSCO serves as the education outreach orchestra of Gwinnett Symphony Musical Arts Consortium and each performance contains key educational components developed to educate our youth musicians in Gwinnett County. The ensemble and will vary in size accordingly to the programming with the average concert consisting of approximately 25-40 musicians. GSCO is comprised of musicians from all walks of life from Gwinnett and the surrounding region. GSCO is made up of primarily volunteer musicians with a few key professional musicians. Members include music faculty from New School of Music, local school music programs and universities, and community musicians. Membership in GSCO is by audition with the conductor or by invitation. Interested musicians may enquire about membership throughout the year based on chair availability.
Dr. Gregory Pritchard, Music Director
Gregory Pritchard, one of today’s leading young conductors, currently serves as the director of chamber and youth orchestras of Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra in Georgia. Prior to his current post, he served as the Music Director of the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra (GA) from 2005 to 2010. With a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Orchestral Conducting from Michigan State University Dr. Pritchard was a student of Leon Gregorian, Catherine Comet, and Elizabeth Green. He has had additional training with Gustav Meier, David Lobel, Neeme Jarvi, and Adrian Gnam as an active participant in American Symphony Orchestra League and Conductors Guild and other conducting workshops. He credits his musical sensitivity to his training in the Musin tradition with Leonid Korchmar and Peter Gribanov in St. Petersburg, Russia. Dr. Pritchard’s technical brilliance and natural rapport with audience and orchestra alike have afforded him many opportunities over the last fifteen years. He previously served as Music Director of North Georgia Symphony and Opera Company of Mid-Michigan for three seasons each.. read more here