Now celebrating its 38th year, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus (TCGMC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer community chorus whose mission is Gay Men Building Community Through Music. Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus seeks to provide its members with rewarding musical experiences and to promote social exchange. As an organization that celebrates diversity and uses music as a way to transform, educate and heal, the Chorus works towards the elimination of homophobia and intolerance through community outreach.
The goals of the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus continue to be three-fold:
- to achieve a high level of musical integrity;
- to give voice and visibility to a cultural minority;
- to confront homophobia and intolerance and affect positive social change.
Despite the gains made in social acceptance and equal rights. Many LGBT people continue to experience discrimination in their personal and professional lives. Young LGBT people struggle with social and self-acceptance, while their family and friends also struggle to accept them.
As an organization that celebrates diversity and uses music as a way to transform, educate and heal, TCGMC works towards the elimination of homophobia and intolerance through community outreach.
With over 150 singing members, TCGMC and its two small ensembles, the Chamber Singers and OutLoud!, produce and present a full concert season every year. The Chorus performs its concert series at Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis and is also featured at a number of other special appearances and outreach programs (schools, churches, universities, festivals) locally, throughout the Midwest and the nation.
TCGMC provides its members with rewarding musical performance experiences that celebrate diversity and use music as a way to transform, educate and heal. The Chorus promotes social justice and the elimination of homophobia and intolerance through our regular season of performances and community outreach performances across Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Our strategic vision is to be a dynamic choral leader, changing lives through the performance of significant music.
Annual budget: $500,000 – Earned Income, Foundations, Individual Contributions
TCGMC is seeking board members with skills in the following areas:
- Board Governance
- Financial Management
- Marketing & Communications
Ideal candidates are those who enthusiastically support the TCGMC in building community, have an interest in community service, donate time, effort, and resources to support the TCGMC’s mission, command community confidence and respect, possess special skills, knowledge, and expertise to support the TCGMC, assess information and make important decisions, courageously state one’s views on important issues, make significant personal financial contribution and are willing to ask others to also make an investment in the community through the TCGMC, and have a desire to understand the concerns of the membership.
- Number of members currently: 15
- Meeting time and frequency: 12 meetings annually
- Meeting location: Minneapolis
- Time Expectation: Up to 5 hours/month
- Financial Contribution Required: Yes, at a level meaningful to the board member.
- Service on Committee Required: Yes
- Length of Term: 3 Years
- Renewable: Yes
- Does nonprofit carry liability insurance? Yes