What does the Youth Choir of Central Oregon do? Well, singing is just a part of it. We also build relationships and prepare kids for their futures. In a nutshell, it’s about changing lives.
Below is a quick breakdown of each section within the choir. If you want to learn more, contact us at 541-385-0470, visit us on Facebook or at http://www.ycco.org.
Singers’ School: serves 1st through 4th grade students in a creative, yet structured, small-class environment. Music and movement activities and beginning vocal skills are presented in a choral music framework. The program is designed to build confidence and teamwork. Older singers also prepare for Debut Choir auditions.
Debut Choir: serves 5th through 8th grade students. The Debut Choir is dedicated to growing musicianship. It contributes to the choristers’ musical learning experience by using developmentally appropriate techniques. Note reading, vocal training and performance skills are emphasized. Debut is an auditioned choir that rehearses weekly. Debut performs in YCCO’s major public concerts, travels to Eugene each spring for the Oregon Children’s Choral Festival and occasionally performs locally for other events.
Premiere Choir: serves advanced singers in grades eight through twelve. Premiere emphasizes excellence of musicianship and performance. Premiere is also auditioned and rehearses weekly, but performs more frequently than Debut. Summer touring further broadens these choristers’ maturity, both personally and musically. Touring is optional but strongly encouraged.