Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs (GMYC) has received a grant from Mascoma Savings Bank. GMYC, based in Keene and Peterborough, is made up of five choirs with singers in grades 2 through 12 from nearly 20 towns across New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont.

The Mascoma grant allowed GMYC to bring in accomplished children’s music educator Dr. Erin Zaffini to lead Trebles, the Peterborough-based choir serving children in grades 2 through 4. Esther Rhoades, artistic director, will continue directing GMYC’s remaining four choirs in Keene and Peterborough.

Zaffini is also a faculty member for the University of New Hampshire’s Professional Development Department, and teaches K-5 general, vocal and instrumental music at Stoddard and Washington Elementary Schools.

To learn more about GMYC, visit or contact Esther Rhoades at