Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs is the performance-based choral music education program for young singers in our region.
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Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1997. It is the performance-based choral music education program for young singers in our community.
GMYC is based in Peterborough and Keene and serves over 100 singers from nearly 20 towns across New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont. GMYC offers professional rehearsal and performance environments that foster musical expression, a deep appreciation of music, and meaningful, lifelong friendships.
GMYC does not discriminate. Rehearsals and performances are safe for all children, and we do not tolerate bullying. Instead, GMYC fosters a supportive learning environment using a growth mindset, which means mistakes = learning, and we celebrate skill building and milestones rather than inherent ability.
Choir singing is based in trust in the inner self, the choir members, and in the director. Singing together in a choir allows us to achieve something more than the self both within rehearsals and performance.
GMYC is committed to growing musicality through regional and international concert tours. Singers in 4-8th grade choirs recently toured NYC and will tour regionally every other year.
GMYC's treble high school choir, the Cecilia Ensemble, takes an international concert tour every other year having performed in 15 different European countries. Most recently, the ensemble returned from Italy in February 2020.
All traveling singers act as ambassadors bringing music abroad, and experience cultural immersion.
GMYC provides an opportunity for young singers to share the rewarding experience of making music together, learning singing and breathing techniques, musicianship, and fundamentals of concert performance.
Singers experience "sound before sight." Like babies learning language, child and adolescent singers must first hear music before identifying it on the page, reading it, and then improvising and writing.