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, both in and out of the arts!

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. Gemini is actually the only Long Island youth orchestra society directed by a full-time professional conductor! The GYO continually performs in such prestigious NYC venues as the Lincoln Center and Symphony Space, in addition to LI venues including the Tilles Center, the John Adams Playhouse (Hofstra Univ.), and the newly engineered Concert Hall at the Adelphi Performing Arts Center.

In addition to first-rate ensemble music-making, Gemini musicians experience once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to travel and perform abroad! The GYO 2011 Summer Tour included performances in Paris, Turnhout, and Amsterdam, as well as exciting tours of Bruges and Antwerp, plus as an inside look at European culture and customs.

For more information, our history, our ensembles, and a closer look at Gemini's renowned staff, click here!




(Updated: May 23, 2016)

This announcement section will be the primary method of communicating general information. Check back regularly for updates!

Reminder: No rehearsal on March 30th due to Memorial Day! Our rehearsal next week is Tuesday, March 31st, followed by the dress rehearsal on Friday, June 3rd.

Our final Senior Send-Off rehearsal is Tuesday, May 31st at 6:45-7:15pm. All Concert Winds & Symphony musicians are required to report to the Gym by 6:45pm.

Tickets for Concert III will be on sale from 5-7pm beginning on Monday, May 23rd and at all remaining rehearsals at FTC. Tickets are $25 a seat and general admission.

June 5th Concert III Reminders & Updates:

  • GRO/GSO Concert: 12 noon Performance; 10:15 GRO Musician Call Time; 10:45 GSO Musician Call Time
  • Winds/Philharmonia/Symphony Concert: 3pm; 1pm Musician Call Time
  • Location: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Garden City, NY
  • Dress Code: Please consult Handbook
  • Tickets: $25, General Admission, will be available for purchase at rehearsals beg. May 23rd
  • Dress Rehearsal at Five Towns College; Friday, June 3rd                                                                          GRO: 4:30-5:15pm                                                        GSO: 5:45-7pm                                                              Winds: 5-6:10pm                                                          Philharmonia: 6:45-7:45pm                                      Symphomy: 6:45-8:15pm
  • FINAL Perfect Attendance Pizza Party: Friday, June 3rd                                                                   GRO & GSO: 5:15-5:45pm                                           Winds, Philharmonia & Symphony: 6:15-6:45pm (RSVP to by Wednesday, June 1st)

Violin 2 musicians in GSO: If you are interested in applying for Violin 1 in GSO for next year, please visit the String Orchestra link under "Musicians Only" to download the excerpt and receive the audition directions.

Violin 2 musicians in GRO: If you wish to be considered for Violin 1, please speak directly with Dr. Perea about your interest in applying for a section change.

Auditions for the 2016/2017 Season are as follows:

Strings- June 6th and 7th

Winds and Brass- June 6th

Auditions are only required for new applicants and current members who wish to be considered for a new ensemble. Violin 2's who are interested in Violin 1 for their current ensemble should e-mail the Director for more information.

For more information or to schedule an audition, please e-mail

Would you like to hear a beautiful concert free of charge and support a budding professional artist right at our campus home? Five Towns music majors are having their solo recitals throughout May and June. For more information, e-mail


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Auditions for the 2016/2017 Season will begin on June 6th.



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