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  • How do I join GMG?
    Review the "Benefits" tab on https://www.mygmg.org to determine which membership level is best for you. The higher the membership level the more benefit features you receive. The next step is to submit the membership application within the "Membership " tab.
  • I notice that membership fees are annual. Can I pay the annual amount in monthly installments?
    There is an option to pay the membership monthly using PayPal automatic payment. This information is reflected on the 2024 benefit overview.
  • What is a Musicale?
    A Musicale is a friendly, supportive, informal music practice gathering that is the core activity of the organization. Its purposes are to help performers gain confidence performing in front of a live audience or return to music performance after a break of many years. The Musicale is a setting to share progress. Progress can be advancement on a specific single piece that is in process, general learning, composing a new piece, or preparing for a competition. Participants are encouraged to play the same piece multiple times and do not need to play the piece in it’s entirety.
  • I do not live in Georgia or close enough to the main Musicale location(s). Is there an online option for me?
    Yes, there are Online Recitals usually on the third Thursday of each month. Throughout the year there are also intermittent special online presentations, lectures and performances.
  • What is the difference between a Musicale and Concert?
    A Musicale is a shared informal practice session for performing pieces at any stage of learning. A Concert is a more formal event for polished pieces that have been played one or more times in Musicales. The public is welcome at both events, other than Home Musicales which are for members only. We advertise Concerts to the public.
  • How do I sign up to perform in a Musicale?
    Members at all levels of membership are eligible but must sign up by logging into the Members page of the GMG website https://www.mygmg.org. Priority of performance time may be subject to membership level, GMG volunteer activities, and requested time spans for performance.
  • How do I apply to perform in a Concert or Master Class?
    Member can apply online to be considered for participation in a Concert or Master Class. A prior performance of the same music at one or more Musicales is required for performing at a Concert or Master Class. Prospective performers must apply by logging into the Members page of the GMG website https://www.mygmg.org. There is a tab for Concert application and a tab for Master Class application. Priority of performance time per Concert will be allotted based on membership level, GMG volunteer activities, and requested time spans for performance. GMG asks every Concert performer to provide a photo and brief biography for use in printed programs. Performance in a Concert at Spivey Hall or Carnegie Hall requires, in addition, payment of fees due to the expense of renting these prime facilities.
  • Can members come to the Musicales and Concerts to just listen; do they have to sign up?
    We highly encourage members to come and enjoy the Musicales and Concerts whether or not they are performing, but request that even non-performing attendees sign up as listeners.
  • If I sign up to play in a Musicale, is it okay if I decide at the last moment not to play?"
    That's perfectly okay, but please let the organizer know your change of plans right away. Keep in mind that the Musicale is a setting where a piece in process is welcome to be shared. It is also okay to change pieces as long as the substitute piece is no longer than the one you signed up for. ​
  • What is the difference between Home Musicales and other Musicales?
    Each month, one of the members hosts a members-only Home Musicale which often includes a nice lunch after the music performances. As our houses vary in size, we sometimes limit the number of participants.
  • May I bring a guest to Musicales and Home Musicales?
    Active members can bring visiting intermittent listener guests. Frequent or ongoing listener guests need to get an active listener membership. This membership level allows the listener to support the group and enjoy the benefits of the listener membership. If you want to bring a guest to a Home Musicale, you need to obtain permission from the Home Musicale host because physical space may be limited.
  • GMG Musicale and Concert Participation
    To maintain the standards of GMG, it is important to be aware of some specific guidelines which ensure GMG's cohesion and continued quality. 1) Active members can bring visiting intermittent listener guests. Frequent or ongoing listener guests need to get an active listener membership. This membership level allows the listener to support the group and enjoy the benefits of the listener membership. 2) Musicales and concerts are held for active GMG members to perform. It is important that performance participation be for active members only. This guideline ensures the overall standards of GMG as a membership organization.
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