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GTCYS’ 50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 years of music and community. Looking onward to the future.

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Play it Forward: 50th Anniversary Campaign

Join us in celebrating GTCYS’ 50th Anniversary as we set the stage for the next 50 years of music, mentorship, and community. Every gift to the Play it Forward campaign – be it $50 or $5,000 – impacts students through GTCYS’ access, diversity, excellence, and enrichment initiatives.

Whether you make a first-time gift or add on to your annual fund gift, the outcomes are the same: More music. More voices. More opportunities.

Play it forward today!

50th Anniversary Celebration Events

We have an incredibly exciting year ahead, and we invite you to join us in our celebrations. Two 50th anniversary celebration events will take place at Orchestra Hall, on November 14th and April 16th, and will feature special guests like GTCYS first artistic director Dr. William LaRue Jones, and GTCYS alumna Gretchen Carlson. More details coming soon!

50 Years of Alumni

Throughout the year we’ll share stories of 50 alumni whose lives were shaped in lifelong ways by GTCYS. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to see the latest alumni feature.

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Show off your love of GTCYS with new GTCYS merchandise!

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