The Vermont Youth Chorus and Chorale aim to inspire, empower, and cultivate young singers through high quality performances, outstanding choral literature, and a nurturing environment. Focusing on developing the whole child, students build friendships and their joy of singing in an ensemble culture centered around excellence.
The Vermont Youth Choral Program offers students an extracurricular community choral opportunity complementary to their school vocal programs. Young singers can expect to work with some of our region’s finest musicians in full ensemble rehearsals, private lessons, and sectionals. In return members share their love of singing and commitment to excellence with their peers.
Vermont Youth Chorus (for grades 9 – 12)
Caleb Pillsbury, conductor
Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Elley-Long Music Center
The Chorus is a mixed voice choir that performs masterworks of the choral repertoire ranging from madrigals to large symphony choral pieces. In addition to weekly 2-hour rehearsals, each student receives 2 private lessons, sectionals, and performs at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Elley-Long Music Center, and schools throughout our region.
Vermont Youth Chorale (for grades 5 – 8)
Billy Ray Poli, conductor
Elley-Long Music Center
The Chorale is a treble choir dedicated to developing middle school singers and providing a strong foundation for vocal development and choral musicianship. In addition to weekly 90-minute rehearsal, each student receives 2 private lessons, sectionals, and performs at the Elley-Long Music Center and schools throughout our region.
Excerpt from Vermont Youth Chorus’ 2016 OrchestraChorusPalooza Performance
Vermont Youth Chorus & Chorale performances are professionally recorded and filmed. Both audio and video recordings are available for purchase. Audio recordings are available through Instant Encore by clicking here. Video recordings are available through RETN by clicking here. We would like to thank our media partner RETN for their wonderful work!
2017-2018 Tuition & Financial Aid
Vermont Youth Chorus – $850
Vermont Youth Chorale – $550
Please note that tuition is non-refundable.
Financial Aid: The VYOA believes strongly that no child should be discouraged from participating due to financial need. Need-based financial aid is available to all families who wish to apply. Please contact our office for additional information on Financial Aid options or download the 2017-18 Financial Aid Application.