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

2021-2022 School Partners

 PS 75 | The Emily Dickinson School (Upper West Side) Partner since 2005
PS 130 | The Hernando DeSoto School (SoHo) Partner since 2003 | Sonny Willis, Conductor
PS 198 | Isador E. Ida Straus (Upper East Side) Partner since 2008
PS 18 | Park Terrace (Inwood) Partner since 2022
PS 64 | The Joseph P. Addabbo School (Ozone Park) Partner since 2003
PS 76 | The William Hallett School (Broadway Junction) Partner since 2019

Rochdale Early Academy 
Charter School Partner Since 2019

PS 151 Mary D. Carter School
Partner Since 2019

PS 770 | New American Academy (Brownsville) Partner since 2015
PS 69 | Journey Prep (Clason Point)
PS 207 (Kingsbridge) Partner since 2020
The Highbridge Green School (Highbridge) Partner since 2021
PS 153 Helen Keller School Partner Since 2021