School Choruses

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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
  • Our curriculum is carefully curated by YPC’s artistic team each year to represent New York City’s diverse student population both in terms of repertoire and learning styles


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

  • 8, 12, or 16 week residencies are available
  • Everyone in selected grades is eligible to participate
  • YPC subsidizes the majority of the cost of the program and will work within your school’s budget
  • This year’s program will culminate in June with a concert in one of New York City’s most prestigious professional performance spaces


How will the chorus enrich your community?

  • Conductors work closely with teachers and school administration to integrate the YPC chorus into the fabric of the school and surrounding community
  • Choristers are inspired to truly see themselves as valued young artists, connected to other young people from across New York City through their art
  • Academic and social emotional skills are supported through the study of music and the pursuit of artistic goals
  • Global understanding is enhanced by YPC’s unique canon of repertoire


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

2023-2024 School Partners

  • PS 1 | Alfred E. Smith School (Chinatown) Partner since 2005
  • PS 75 | The Emily Dickinson School (Upper West Side) Partner since 2005
  • PS 83 – Luis Muñoz Rivera School (East Harlem)Partner Since 2022
  • PS 130 | The Hernando DeSoto School (Chinatown) Partner since 2003
  • PS 198 | Isador E. Ida Straus (Upper East Side) Partner since 2008
  • PS 90 | Horace Mann (Richmond Hill) Partner since 2005
  • PS 64 | The Joseph P. Addabbo School (Ozone Park) Partner since 2003
  • PS 76 | The William Hallett School (Broadway Junction) Partner since 2019
  • PS 149 | Christa McAuliffe School (Jackson Heights) Partner since 2023
  • PS 151 Mary D. Carter School
    (Woodside) Partner Since 2019
  • PS 254 | Dag Hammarskjold School (Sheepshead Bay) Partner Since 2023
  • PS 770 | New American Academy (Brownsville) Partner since 2015
  • PS 69 | Journey Prep (Clason Point) Partner Since 2010
  • PS 153 | Helen Keller School
    (Co-op City) Partner Since 2021
  • PS 91 | Bronx (University Heights) Partner since 2022
  • Creston Academy (Fordham) Partner since 2022