At Gemini Youth...
...we believe that music is one of the most eloquent expressions of our common humanity and that developing this expression in our children is not only engaging and exciting, but can also provide the fundamental building blocks for a successful and rewarding life!
Gemini Youth musicians have the opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed conductors, composers, and coaches in a positive community environment that fosters creativity and leadership. Our ensembles have performed in exceptional venues throughout Long Island and NYC, including Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, the Tilles Center, the John Adams Playhouse (Hofstra Univ.), and the newly engineered Concert Hall at the Adelphi Performing Arts Center.
In addition to our Concerto Competition newly established in spring of 2016, our 2016/2017 season brings an expansion of our program offerings. We will be offering a series of masterclasses to our musicians, led by eminent performing artists. Our unique articulation agreement with Five Towns College enables qualified 10th, 11th and 12th graders to earn college credit for participation in our Concert Winds, Philharmonia, and Youth Symphony ensembles.
For more information, our history, our ensembles, and a closer look at Gemini's renowned staff, click here!
(Updated: March 28th)
This announcement section will be the primary method of communicating general information. Check back regularly for updates!
Perfect Attendance Pizza Parties will take place on April 3rd. Students with one or fewer excused absences RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31st. Party times are:
- GRO: 5:30-5:45pm
- GSO/Winds: 5:15-5:30pm
- Phil/Symphony: During Rehearsal Break
First Mondays of the Month are GYO Spiritwear Days! Our next GYO Spirit Day is April 3rd. Please wear your Gemini Spirit Wear or something "Gemini Blue" and show your love and pride for GYO!
Concert III Music Status (Reminder: it is solely the musicians' responsibility to print and prepare their parts to the best of their ability prior to March 27th):
- GRO: all 3 selections are up!
- GSO: all 4 selections are up!
- Winds: 2 selections up; 2 pending. Senior Send-off is up, too.
- Philharmonia: 1 selection up; 1 hand out in rehearsal
- Symphony: all 3 selections up! Bowings for some pieces added on 3/26. Senior Send-off is up, too.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Concerto Competition! We are very proud of everyone's wonderful efforts and hope all the participants had an amazing learning and performing experience on Monday. Special thanks to our judges, accompanists, private lesson teachers, the generosity of Five Towns College and the Long Island Violin Shop, and the tireless support and enthusiasm of our Concerto Competition Chair, Mrs. Rubin.
Calendar - revised 2/3/17