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at the GYMC

GYMC Annual Gala Moving to Spring 2018

27
Oct

The Guelph Youth Music Centre will be moving its annual fundraising gala to the Spring of 2018. Guelph is rich in community engagement, with many very exciting events planned each October and November. In an effort to not conflict with these events, the GYMC has decided the Spring would be a wonderful time to celebrate the work we do, as …

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The GYMC String Orchestras welcome a new conductor—Tak Kwan!

26
Sep

After more than 10 years, conductor Jef ten Kortenaar will be leaving our podium, and the GYMC expresses our deepest gratitude for his hard work and caring for the Junior and Intermediate string orchestra.   Jef was part of the conductor search committee, helping to screen the eleven applications for the position, which narrowed down to live conducting auditions for …

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Do Re Mi 2017-2018

15
Sep

The Do Re Mi program is in full swing this fall and we are excited to share what it’s all about! The goal of this program is to provide a positive musical learning environment and to stimulate and enrich the creativity of students in our schools. Click to watch the video below to learn more! Video not showing up? Click …

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Music at the GYMC presents the EMPEROR QUARTET

30
Aug

The 2017-18 series debuts on Sunday September 24 at 2 pm with EMPEROR QUARTET performing music from Vivaldi’s amazing Four Seasons & L’Estro Armonico with Lance Ouell & Jef ten Kortenaar violins, David Wadley viola & Cathy Anderson cello   L’Estro Armonico established Vivaldi’s reputation as one of the most influential composers of the Baroque era; the Four Seasons confirmed his status as one of the …

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GYMC String Orchestras Conductor Wanted

28
Jun

The GYMC is looking for a conductor for its string orchestras program for the 2017–2018 season. There are two orchestras—Junior and Intermediate orchestras—for string players only, and are intended to give young performers an opportunity to develop orchestral ensemble and musical skills, leading to participation in the Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra and beyond. Application deadline was Monday July 24, 2017 CLICK FOR …

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Guelph Youth Music Centre Adopts Policies and Procedures in Support of LGBTTQ+ Rights

02
Jun

The Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe, inclusive, equitable, and welcoming learning and working environment for all members of the GYMC community, regardless of real or perceived sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, which includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit and those who are questioning (LGBTTQ+). View or download the policy.

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Friday May 12 at 8 pm: violinist JERZY KAPLANEK with the DAVE YOUNG JAZZ TRIO

30
Mar

JERZY KAPLANEK, one of Canada’s top violinists performs on Friday May 12 at 8 pm with the DAVE YOUNG JAZZ TRIO with Dave Young bass, Robi Botos piano & Ethan Ardelli drums Bassist and composer Dave Young possesses artistic soul, and musical skill in abundance. His exceptional career has made him a much sought-after jazz bassist who regularly performs internationally with an array of …

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FREE FAMILY DAY EVENT! Knightsfest – Medieval Festival

08
Feb

The Guelph Youth Music Centre will be holding a Medieval Festival, KnightsFest on Monday February 20, 2017 at 10 am to 3 pm. It’s a family fun event with lots of activities for everyone to enjoy. This is the second year for KnightsFest. The festival includes displays, costumes, games, activities and entertainment, all to the theme of the Medieval era. …

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Cascades MUSIC at the GYMC THIS FRIDAY Feb. 3 with LESLIE KINTON piano

13
Jan

Internationally-celebrated Canadian pianist LESLIE KINTON performs an all-BEETHOVEN recital on Friday Feb. 3 at 7:30 pm Sonata in D major, Op. 10 no. 3 Sonata in C sharp minor (“Moonlight”), Op. 27, No. 2 Sonata in E major, Op. 14, No.1 Sonata in E flat major, Op. 81a (“Les adieux”) Leslie Kinton, of the acclaimed piano duo Anagnoson & Kinton, …

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Music for Children with Special Needs

16
Dec

Please note that the January start date of  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 for GYMCs Music for Children with Special Needs class has been changed to Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  With the January start date being pushed forward and March break;  there will be a make- up  date on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Dates , therefore, will be as follows; January 11, 18, …

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