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What is Gitameit Music Center?
Gitameit Music Center is a non-profit community center and music school in downtown
Yangon. We are devoted to music teaching/nurturing, performing, offering exchange possibilities
for Myanmar students to study abroad, inviting international artists and teachers for performances
In Pali and Burmese, ‘gita’ means music and ‘meit’ means friendship. Gitameit was
started in 2003 by conductor U Moe Naing, pianist Kit Young and colleagues from Myanmar in
order to build a supportive community of musicians and audiences locally and to encourage
sustained, meaningful contact with international institutions, teachers and performers abroad.
Musical offerings at Gitameit are holistic. That is, the programs and projects incorporate
study of western music genres (classical, jazz, rock, pop, contemporary art music), Myanmar
traditional and folk music and a program of listening to and learning about music genres from all
over the world. In addition, musicians are encouraged to learn about other art forms; poetry,
theatre, literature, and plastic arts to further extend the possibilities of their imagination.