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

In our 2021-22 season, we celebrated GTCYS’ 50th Anniversary and 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 – impacted students through GTCYS’ access, diversity, excellence, and enrichment initiatives.

50th Anniversary Celebration Events

We hosted two 50th anniversary celebration events at Orchestra Hall, on November 14th and April 16th, that featured special guests like GTCYS first artistic director Dr. William LaRue Jones, and GTCYS alumna Gretchen Carlson.

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 or Instagram to see the latest alumni feature.

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