Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony
Founded in 1972, GTCYS (pronounced “GIT-seez”) was created to provide an educational orchestra program for motivated music students from throughout the metropolitan area and outlying communities. Since then, more than 16,000 students have honed their musical talents and developed lifelong skills that have helped them succeed not only as musicians, but as teachers, community leaders, doctors, lawyers, business professionals, and entrepreneurs.
Dedicated to increasing access to music education, GTCYS will award $50,000 in need-based scholarships to students during the 2016-2017 season, and present 24 concerts to more than 11,000 audience members through performances free community concerts at homeless shelters, schools, and care centers in the Twin Cities. YouTube Link