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 a wide array of exciting items and experiences. All proceeds support GTCYS programs and need-based scholarships.

Orchestrating Opportunities Benefit

GTCYS’ annual Orchestrating Opportunities benefit features a cocktail hour, performances by Symphony, and auctions. Attend, be inspired, and make a difference: proceeds support GTCYS’ educational programs and scholarships.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s benefit on Monday, May 13, 2019 a special one: our Symphony musicians who uplifted us with their beautiful music, our Harmony violinists who inspired us with their courage, our guest clarinetist Gabriel Campos Zamora who charmed us with his performance, our sponsors, and all of our attendees. With your help, the event raised more than $70,000 for GTCYS’ programs and scholarships.

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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