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Harmony Alumni Reach New Heights

Harmony – GTCYS’ before-school strings instruction program – breaks down barriers to music education, provides an accessible entry-point, and creates a musical pathway for underrepresented students at Riverview West Side […]

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Remembering Henry Charles Smith

Today we celebrate the life of GTCYS’ co-founder Henry Charles Smith, who passed away last month at the age of 90. GTCYS’ Artistic Director Mark Russell Smith reflects on the […]

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GTCYS Launches 50th Anniversary Season

Nonprofit youth orchestra to celebrate milestone year with “Play it Forward” giving campaign and unique performances at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. See more at gtcys.org/50years. ST. PAUL, Minn. (Sept. […]

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GTCYS Philharmonic Conductor Announced

We are pleased to announce that GTCYS conductor Dr. Ernesto Estigarribia will step into the Philharmonic conductor role next fall following Gary Wolfman’s retirement this spring. Since its inception in […]

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Celebrating Gary Wolfman

After joining GTCYS’ artistic staff in fall 2012, Philharmonic conductor Gary Wolfman will retire at the end of this season following auditions. Mr. Wolfman’s artistic gifts have impacted hundreds of […]

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Alumni Love Story

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, two GTCYS alumni share their love story. Andrea and Nick Lang met their senior year in GTCYS, and what started with encouragement on an English Horn […]

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