Youth Choir

The Deer Creek Youth Choir Welcomes New Members!

Youth Choir Artistic Director Julie Culotta

Youth Choir Artistic Director Julie Culotta

Auditions for our 2017-2018 season will be held on June 6th, June 13th and August 1st. Please visit our “How do I Join?” page for more information and to request an audition time.

Who Are We?   Based in Harford County, Maryland, the Deer Creek Youth Choir is a new initiative and program supported by The Deer Creek Chorale, the premiere adult choral ensemble in Harford County. In it’s 10th anniversary season, the DCC has made a commitment to the youth of Baltimore and Harford Counties and southern Pennsylvania by backing this exciting new youth arts organization.

The Deer Creek Youth Choir (DCYC) is a community youth chorus that inspires young singers to reach their full musical potential. DCYC is committed to developing each singer’s vocal technique, music literacy, performance discipline, self-esteem & ability to work well with others. We strive to provide a welcoming and encouraging environment where students feel comfortable to express themselves while working towards a common goal with their peers. In line with the values of the DCC, the Deer Creek Youth Choir will have a strong commitment to serving our community. We are currently auditioning students entering grades 4, 5 and 6 in the fall of 2017.  The DCYC hopes to expand to serve singers age 7-18 in future years.

What Does It Cost to join?  Tuition for the 2017-2018 season is $400 per child.  Tuition includes all materials except concert attire.  It also includes the use of professional Learning Files – audio files of all music by individual voice parts.  Additionally formal and informal concert attire fees will be $80. This will be due by the 1st rehearsal.

Student scholarship applications will be accepted prior to September 1, 2017 for the 2017-18 season.

Where and When Do We Rehearse?  The DCYC rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 135 Norrisville Rd. White Hall, Md. 21161.  The concert season runs from September to May with a break from mid-December to mid-January.  The first rehearsal of the 2017-18 season is September 12th. Our weekly rehearsals focus on vocal technique, ear training, Kodály solfege exercises, music reading, and performance discipline.  DCYC singers are given the opportunity to work with internationally renowned composers and clinicians each year.

How Often and Where Will We Perform?  Approximately five performances will be held during the school year in both Harford and Northern Baltimore counties.  We are committed to connecting our singers with other youth from across the state and the country through participation in the annual Maryland Young Voices Festival, and nomination for honor choirs through the American Choral Director’s Association. Future goals for the organization include domestic and international tours that will allow our singers to share their musical gifts and experience our world through song.  For an example of our rehearsal and performance schedule see our 2016-2017 Rehearsal and Event Schedule.  The 2017-2018 schedule will be posted prior to the new season.  

How Can I get More Information?  It’s easy!  Just contact Youth Choir director Julie Culotta at youthchoir@deercreekchorale.org.