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: February 19th)
This announcement section will be the primary method of communicating general information. Check back regularly for updates!
There is no rehearsal the week of February 20th. Have a safe and happy winter break.
Lincoln Center Boosters are due by our next rehearsal on Monday, February 27th. The form with complete details is available by clicking here. You are strongly encourage to e-mail me the 140-character wording of your booster text in advance!
Final Lincoln Center details will be coming very soon! For your planning purposes, dress rehearsal and concert call times are as follows:
Dress Rehearsal (Friday, March 24th - at Five Towns College)
- Repertory Orchestra: 4:30-5:30PM
- String Orchestra: 5:30-7PM
- Concert Winds 5:30-7PM
- Philharmonia: 7-7:50PM (please note shortened time)
- Youth Symphony 7:15-8:15PM (please note shortened time)
Concert Day Musician Call (Saturday, March 25th - in NYC)
- Repertory Orchestra: 1pm
- String Orchestra: 1pm
- Concert Winds: 12noon
- Philharmonia: 1pm
- Youth Symphony: 12:15pm
Repertory Orchestra and String Orchestra auditions will take place during rehearsal time on Monday, March 13th. Please arrive a few extra minutes earlier than usual and check the front doors of the College for your room assignments.
Excerpt lists for both ensembles are available for download by clicking HERE.
Students interested in the Advisory Committee were sent their follow-up forms. Please contact me if you had difficulty receiving it. Individual interview times, to be held on February 13th and 27th, will be communicated to you by February 8th. You will be expected to bring the printed, completed form to your interview.
Calendar - revised 2/3/16