FREE Online Summer Sessions

GTCYS is excited to announce a new series of FREE interactive online sessions with GTCYS conductors, staff, and special guests for this summer! These sessions cover a wide range of musical topics and are geared towards a variety of ages and instruments. Learn about your instrument, practice tips, music history, conducting, and more! You can see the full schedule and details here. The schedule will be updated throughout May and June, so please check back often.

Join us for our first session on Thursday, May 14 at 4:00pm: “Level Up Your Practice Game!” with Dan Mollick (GTCYS Conductor) and Greg Milliren (Minnesota Orchestra Associate Principal Flute). Whether you are preparing for your upcoming GTCYS audition or starting to work on a new piece with your teacher, you will leave this session with three action steps to level up your practice game at home! Register by Thursday, May 14 at 12:00pm.

Our second session is on Monday, May 18 at 4:00pm: “GTCYS Audition Q&A”. Mary Sorlie, GTCYS audition expert and Philharmonia East and West conductor, will share advice for navigating the new 2020 GTCYS audition process and help make your audition process as smooth as possible. few students will be invited to play part of their audition, so bring your questions! Register by Monday, May 18 at 12:00pm.

GTCYS will follow up via email with additional information, resources, and instructions to join the online sessions. We can’t wait to share more exciting sessions with you!

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GTCYS auditions are opportunities for students to play their instruments so we can get to know them and match them with one of our ten school-year orchestras for the 2023-24 season. To audition for GTCYS, students register online, record a video, and submit an audition online.