GMYC offers inspiring choral opportunities for children in central New England with choirs rehearsing in Keene and Peterborough, New Hampshire. We offer ensembles supporting the musical growth and artistic development of singers in grades 4 through 12.
GMYC has about 100 singers from 20 towns rehearsing in 5 ensembles in both Keene and Peterborough. Rehearsals are once per week with stand-alone performances in Fall and Spring. Tuition is $500 for the year and believes that through tuition assistance, finances will not be a barrier to any child who wants to sing with GMYC.
GMYC typically has two ensembles for younger singers, but does not plan to open these choirs in Fall 2021. Please fill out this survey to give input for children in this age group.
Singers focus on aural skills, beginning sight reading skills, listening and teamwork, performance etiquette, vowel work, breathing skills, and body movement. All children who love to sing are encouraged to schedule an audition.
Singers are supportive, brave, willing to try new things, committed, and leave rehearsals skipping and singing!
GMYC has two ensembles for singers in grades 4-8 with rehearsals after school on Mondays in Peterborough and Tuesdays in Keene. Every year the choirs perform at festivals, and on alternating years the choirs go on a regional performance tour.
Singers work together to perform unison, 2-part and 3-part repertoire ranging in styles and time periods. These capable singers begin to read music in a supportive environment and free of judgement.
Singers of all genders develop healthy singing technique through their voice changes and developments. The singers are supportive, brave, goofy, committed, and often stretch their comfort zones in a bully-free zone.
GMYC is proud to announce that in Fall 2021, a new SATB ensemble will be created, comprised of singers of all genders and voice types. The ensemble will be by audition only, and will perform locally, regionally, and internationally.
The Cecilia Ensemble is the region's premier high school treble ensemble performing locally, regionally, and internationally.
Singers who wish to advance their singing may audition for either or both high school ensembles. All singers are responsible, and learn to refine healthy breathing, posture & singing techniques. They improve to music reading (music literacy), continue with vocal improvisation, develop advanced listening skills, work toward music reading mastery,
build self-confidence, leadership & musical independence and perform in unison to 8- part harmonies.
The Cecilia Ensemble & the new SATB choir performs sacred and secular, medieval to modern, classical, folk, gospel, and non-traditional modern tunes performing in many foreign languages, and takes an international concert tour every other year.