Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Holly Caprell has been named the 2017 recipient of the Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) Visionary Award for her work with the Greenville County Youth Orchestra (GYCO). Holly has served as the Executive Director of the GCYO since 2007.
Greenville County Youth Orchestra, a GCS-sponsored orchestra, has been educating young musicians for over 40 years. The mission is to impact the lives of young people through music by providing a quality orchestral program that develops and educates young musicians, one in which they learn the art of performance, enhance personal musicianship, and prosper as individuals. GCYO is the orchestra-in-residence of the Greenville County School’s Fine Arts Center. During Ms. Caprell’s tenure, GCYO has significantly expanded its offerings as well as its awareness within the Greenville community.
Holly received a bachelor’s degree from Converse College in Spartanburg with a major in Psychology and minors in Music Performance and Accounting. She is a private voice and piano teacher and freelances both on and off the area theater stages.