Because our impact is greater when we work together, we collaborate with numerous organizations, schools, and artists in the community. The following are ongoing partners:

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

SPCOIn July 2011, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) and GTCYS entered a strategic partnership. Although both GTCYS and the SPCO maintain independent status, the partnership includes shared office space and infrastructure in the SPCO’s downtown Saint Paul headquarters, and collaboration on artistic and audience development initiatives.

Riverview Spanish/English Dual Immersion Program

In 2016, GTCYS launched Harmony, an extra-curricular program in partnership with Riverview Spanish/English Dual Immersion Program on the West Side of St. Paul. Harmony provides 2nd – 5th grade students at Riverview Westside School of Excellence with access to high-quality violin and cello instruction and performance opportunities that complement their academic experience and boost personal development.

Walker | West Music Academy

In 2021, GTCYS launched a new scholarship opportunity with Walker | West Music Academy to continue breaking down barriers to music instruction for all students. GTCYS provides scholarships so beginning or current young musicians of color in grades 3-11 can take private lessons at Walker | West on strings, woodwind, brass or percussion. This initiative opens access to music education opportunities so more BIPOC students can find and stay on the musical path. To learn more, contact info@walkerwest.org.


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