There is nothing quite like singing to bring a community together in times of crisis and uncertainty. GMYC is the performance-based choral music education program for young singers in our region. During these times of physical separation, GMYC is dedicated to continue to provide the valuable link to the musical arts for our young people.
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs (GMYC) is providing meaningful and important ways for young singers to continue to sing together, while apart. GMYC is offering a free music resource for children and adults from anywhere, called GMYC Online. The videos are accessible through the website (www.GrandMonadnockYouthChoirs.org), and provide lessons on
solfege, rhythm, vocal warm-ups, and songs. With over 50 people visiting GMYC Online each day, most families who are accessing the online music education videos live locally, although many families are also using them from around the world.
GMYC singers are also recording themselves to create a performance video. Singers also connect together through a video platform each week.
GMYC has made the decision to pare down to only core operations, a move designed to be sure the organization remains financially strong and ready to start rehearsals and performances again when it is the right time.
GMYC is the performance-based choral music education program for young singers in the Monadnock region. Auditions for the 2020 – 2021 performance year will take place in September. GMYC ensembles frequently perform regionally at festivals, events, and public gatherings, collaborate with area choirs and arts organizations, and travel regionally and internationally. GMYC is based in Peterborough and Keene and offers professional rehearsal and performance environments that foster musical expression, a deep appreciation of music, and meaningful, lifelong friendships. GMYC offers a bully-free environment for all youth accepted through audition.
To learn more about GMYC or to access GMYC Online, please visit www.GrandMonadnockYouthChoirs.org or contact Esther Rhoades, GMYC Artistic Director, at GrandMonadnockYouthChoirs@gmail.com.
Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs
GMYC is the performance-based choral music education program for young singers in our community.