Supporting the fine orchestras and students in and around Fulton County, GA
Supporting the fine orchestras and students in and around Fulton County, GASupporting the fine orchestras and students in and around Fulton County, GA
We are thrilled to announce that the Fulton County Youth Orchestra is back for the 2021-22 season! The application is available by clicking the button below but please start by checking our calendar and the
Important update: Fcyo will held be at Centennial high school
We apologize for any confusion, the postcards were printed before our location was finalized
About The Orchestra
The mission of the Fulton County Youth Orchestra program is to provide a performing ensemble for the most talented middle and elementary school string orchestra musicians in and around Fulton County, GA. This orchestra supplements the school orchestra programs and challenges its members to greater musical excellence via weekly rehearsals and regularly scheduled performances.
Sheldon Fisher received his BME in 1976, his MEd (music) in 1978 from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He completed course work for the Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree at Boston University in October of 2009. He has been a member of ASTA, Phi Beta Mu, MENC and OMEA holding state offices in OMEA and ASTA. Since moving to Fulton County Georgia in 1996 he has hosted numerous GMEA Performance Evaluation events and has served on numerous local, state and national committees for ASTA and GMEA. Active as a clinician and adjudicator, he has judged GMEA events throughout Georgia and has presented for District and Regional workshops, State Conventions in Oklahoma and Georgia as well as Orchestra Workshops at “The Ohio State University” and at USC in Columbia, SC. In January of 2008 Sheldon was named the Georgia ASTA Chapter’s “Educator of the Year” for 2007. He served as Fulton County’s Fine Arts Support Teacher for Orchestras for 5 years. Sheldon taught full time for 40 years and retired as Director of Orchestras at Alpharetta High School in May 2016. He is currently the part-time Orchestra instructor at Haynes Bridge Middle School.
Young Keun Kim is the Director of Orchestras at Johns Creek High School in Johns Creek, Georgia. Prior to coming to Johns Creek, he has taught at Camp Creek Middle School (1988-1992), Riverwood High School (1992-1997), and Centennial High School (1997-2009). He is a graduate of Georgia State University where he received his Bachelor of Music degree (B.M.) and Master of Music Education degree (M.M.Ed.). Under his direction, Young Kim’s groups performed three times at the prestigious Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago – once with the Centennial High School Orchestra (2005) and twice with the Johns Creek High School Orchestra (2012, 2017). In addition, Young Kim’s groups have performed six times at the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference in Savannah, Georgia (2000, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2020). For the past thirty two years, his groups have earned consecutive SUPERIOR ratings at the GMEA District V Orchestra Large-Group Performance Evaluation. Mr. Kim is an active clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator throughout the United States and abroad. He was a member of the prestigious Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) faculty for four summers (1998, 1999, 2000, and 2003). In addition to guest conducting All-State and Honor Orchestras, he has also conducted many summer music camps such as the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) music camp, the University of Georgia Summer Music Camp in Athens, Georgia, and conductor of the Interlochen Summer Music Camp in Interlochen, MI.