Because our impact is greater when we work together, we collaborate with numerous organizations, schools, and artists in the community. The following are ongoing partners:
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
In July 2011, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) and GTCYS entered a strategic partnership. Although both GTCYS and the SPCO maintain independent status, the partnership includes shared office space in the SPCO’s downtown Saint Paul headquarters, infrastructural resources (phones, copy machines, IT service), and professional consulting between key staff and Board leaders. The relationship has allowed GTCYS to focus more on its core programming as a result of administrative efficiencies and fundraising strategies. In addition, we have introduced new joint educational, programmatic, and audience development initiatives, including the annual free family concert at the Ordway Center, Chamber Music Institute, and contact between SPCO and GTCYS musicians at rehearsals. The partnership has strengthened both organizations, while creating new educational and performance opportunities for students and the community.
University of Minnesota’s School of Music
2015-16 is the third season of an innovative partnership between the University of Minnesota’s School of Music and GTCYS’ Symphony. Graduate students from the School of Music provide vital leadership at Symphony rehearsals, serving as role models, enhancing students’ learning experience, and gaining valuable training in the process.
Music Makes Us Whole
Because we strongly believe in the lifelong benefits of music education, we are leaders in the Music Makes Us Whole advocacy campaign to increase music education access for every child.