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It’s never too early to start thinking about summer

2019 String Orchestra Camps – Registration open now! Camp 1: June 24 – 28, 9:00am – 3:00pm daily; concert on June 28 at 12:30pm Camp 2: July 8 – 12, 9:00am – 3:00pm daily; concert on July 12 at 12:30pm Rehearsal Location: Landmark Center, Downtown St. Paul Concert Location: Creative Arts Secondary School, Downtown St. PaulBudding young string players can participate […]

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2019 Summer Orchestra registration open

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, May 28 – July 9, 7:00 – 8:45pm at the University of Minnesota School of Music Concert: Tuesday, July 16 at Como Lakeside Pavilion, St. Paul Whether you’re a first-time orchestra musician or an advanced player, there’s a place for you in one of GTCYS’ three summer orchestras! The Summer Philharmonic and Summer Symphony inspire […]

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2019-20 Auditions now open

Audition Dates: May 29 – June 9 Audition Locations: Mayflower Church, Minneapolis or Gustavus Adolphus Church, St. Paul Register to audition for a place in one of GTCYS’ nine school-year orchestras. Each audition includes a short solo, 2-3 scales, sight reading (and orchestral excerpt for Camerata through Symphony auditionees). Click here to review general audition information and specific audition requirements. Program highlights: Opportunities for […]

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Call for Scores Winner

In an effort to develop repertoire for younger symphonic orchestras and expose students to a greater diversity of composers, GTCYS launched an exciting new Call for Scores Competition this year. The winner receives a $1,500 cash prize and a premiere of the winning piece at a GTCYS concert. Geared for GTCYS’ Sinfonia level and open […]

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GTCYS Call for Scores

In an effort to grow the repertoire for younger symphony orchestras and expose students to a greater diversity of composers, GTCYS is excited to announce a Call for Scores for the 2018-2019 season! Submissions will be performed by GTCYS Sinfonia West and/or Sinfonia East, ensembles consisting of students predominantly in grades 5-8. The winning composer will […]

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Day 5: Discovering Krakow

Today we set out early in the morning and drove from the quaint city of Wroclaw to the larger and much older city of Kraków. With a long drive ahead of us and a lack of WiFi, we found new ways of entertaining ourselves, including making up our own card games and riddles, and of […]

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Adventure Awaits: Symphony’s Eastern Europe Tour

On Thursday, 91 talented Symphony musicians will embark on an unforgettable eleven-day journey through Germany, Poland, and Hungary. Friends, family, and members of the community are invited to wish them well and enjoy a showcase of their impressive tour repertoire at the Symphony Tour Send-Off Concert at 7:30pm on Tuesday, June 12 at Roseville Lutheran […]

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Sinfonia East Conductor Named

After a formal search process, we are delighted to announce that Ernesto Estigarribia will join GTCYS’ artistic team as the conductor of Sinfonia East – GTCYS’ new full orchestra for east metro students starting in the fall. Originally from Paraguay, Mr. Estigarribia is passionate about working with young musicians and believes in making the musical learning […]

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A Spectacular Symphony Season Closer

At Sunday, April 22nd’s Symphony concert, audiences will be treated to an outstanding performance of Alexander Arutiunian’s Concerto for Trumpet by GTCYS’ Young Soloists Concerto Competition winner, Quincy Erickson. After investing months of practice in this concerto, Quincy is “unbelievably excited to walk onstage as the featured soloist.” Quincy enjoys the plethora of contrasting musical styles, […]

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