Our People


The Gold Coast Youth Orchestra is a not-for-profit organisation, primarily funded through member fees and contributions from sponsors.

Our home is the Youth Orchestra Centre (YOC) located at Community Drive, Ashmore. Opened on 29th November 1992, the GCYO building was designed specifically for our rehearsals. It is also used for concerts, auditions, tutorials and is home to other community music groups. The YOC is available for hire, please refer to Venue Hire.

The GCYO is governed by a Constitution, which determines the manner in which the GCYO may conduct its business. The caretaking role for the GCYO business is managed by a Management Committee, which is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting.

Management Committee

  • Meeting Chair: Sarah Jane Ash
  • Secretary: Patricia Geale
  • General Members: Som Bose, Bruce Davidson1)conductor representative, Kim Kyle2)independent, Doug McMath, Alessandro Nocerino3)musician representative, Nick Stefan4)conductor representative
  • Honorary Solicitor: Michael Kyle5)independent

Business Operations

For all issues relating to the management of the GCYO building, orchestras and bands, please contact Dr. Patricia Geale on 0423 148 992 or enquiry@gcyo.com.au


  • Bruce Davidson
  • Nick Stefan
  • Patrick Emery
  • Matt Armstrong

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1, 4. conductor representative
2, 5. independent
3. musician representative
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