Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies’ current artistic director Amir Kats, a five-year veteran of the organization, has resigned. Kats will continue in his position through the end of August.
The GTCYS is conducting a nationwide search for a new artistic director and symphony conductor for the 600-student organization.
According to a news release from GTCYS, Kats resigned “to pursue new conducting opportunities and spend more time with his family.”
Before leaving, Kats will conduct GTCYS’ annual Summer Orchestras’ concert at Como Park on July 17 and the Minnesota All-State Orchestra on August 6 – 11.
Now in its 40th anniversary season, GTCYS is one of the largest youth orchestra programs in America.