School Choruses

Young People’s Chorus of New York City brings its innovative, nationally recognized music education and choral performance program to children throughout the city in partnership with New York City schools.

What do choristers learn?
All choristers will learn the fundamentals of music and choral performance through a standards-based curriculum that includes:

  • Joy from artistic expression and achievement
  • Healthy vocal technique
  • Music literacy and aural skills
  • Movement and choreography
  • Teamwork and leadership skills

How is the chorus structured?
Choruses are led by Young People’s Chorus of New York City’s trained conductors and professional accompanists through synchronous and asynchronous sessions, children will experience the joy of singing while exploring music that spans New York City’s many cultures.

  • Programs are available for 15, 12, or 9 week residencies
  • Everyone in selected grades is eligible to participate
  • Engaging online sessions allow singers to connect in real time with their conductor
  • YPC will work within school’s budget
  • This year’s program will culminate in June with a 360-degree virtual concert experience that will be fun for the whole family
  • Choristers will perform the music they learned in their rehearsals as well as learn exciting new songs

How will the chorus enrich your community?

  • Academic skills are supported through the study of music
  • Global understanding is enhanced by YPC’s unique canon of repertoire
  • 21st Century skills are strengthened through the pursuit of artistic goals

If you’d like to be a YPC school partner, please email

2020-2021 School Partners


PS 1 | The Alfred E. Smith School (Chinatown)
Partner since 2005 

PS 75 | The Emily Dickinson School (Upper West Side)
Partner since 2005

PS 130 | The Hernando DeSoto School (Chinatown)
Partner since 2003 | Sonny Willis, Conductor


PS 64 | The Joseph Addabbo School (Ozone Park)
Partner since 2010 | Sonny Willis, Conductor

PS 90 | Horace Mann School (Richmond Hill)
Partner since 2018 | Emma Hathaway, Conductor

Rochdale Early Advantage Charter School  – (Jamaica Estates)
Partner since 2019 | Caitlin Henning, Conductor