Why Give?

As a nonprofit organization, GTCYS relies on tax-deductible contributions from individuals and institutions to create one-of-a-kind experiences for young musicians and our community.

Every donation, small or large, makes a difference. With the help of generous donors, we will share free community concerts, embark on exciting projects for each orchestra, and award more than $85,000 in need-based tuition and sponsored lessons scholarships this season.

Your support has a meaningful impact on our young musicians and their futures. Whether they are Harmony violinists learning to play notes for the first time, or Symphony students performing their final GTCYS concert before graduation, for young musicians, the GTCYS experience is life-changing.

“GTCYS has not only made me a better musician, but a smarter and more resilient individual. Playing in Symphony, I’ve had to take initiative and responsibility for my playing in a way I hadn’t before. I’m really thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given because of this program and for the friends I’ve made.”

~ Greta, flutist and 2018 graduate

Your Support Matters! Ways to Give.

Contribute today! Make a one-time gift or set up convenient monthly contributions through our website.

For questions or to make a donation over the phone, please contact Development Manager Danielle Kincs at 651.602.6808.

With exciting opportunities throughout the year, there are lots of ways to show your support for GTCYS, including:

Spring Auction

GTCYS’ annual online auction allows you to bid for a cause on nearly 100 exciting items and experiences. All proceeds support GTCYS programs and need-based scholarships. Interested in donating an auction item? Click here.

The auction will open on Saturday, April 27 and close on Sunday, May 5 after the Spring Festival. Stay tuned for the link to the auction website!

Orchestrating Opportunities Benefit

Monday, May 13 at 6:30pm, Orchestra Hall

Join us for a jazzy evening with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music at beautiful Orchestra Hall. Exciting performances by esteemed guest clarinetist Gabriel Campos Zamora, Symphony, and Harmony violinists will inspire bidding in our live auction. Attend, be inspired, and make a difference: proceeds support GTCYS’ educational programs and scholarships. Tickets are available now through May 1 at

Legacy Giving

Planned gifts determine how you would like to leave your legacy with GTCYS in support of young student musicians.



Local and national organizations gain valuable visibility by placing an advertisement in GTCYS’ professionally printed programs.


Philanthropic Partners

In addition to support from individuals, we are grateful for the generous support of institutions who award grants and sponsor our concerts.



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