Join our Youth Choir

The Deer Creek Youth Choir is an auditioned community choir.   We give students with a passion for music and love of singing the opportunity to grow in their musical abilities and leadership skills, as they help to better the public and private school music programs of which they are a part.  We also have homeschooled students who participate in our choirs as the musical component of their education program.

The Deer Creek Youth Choir is currently open to singers entering grades 2-9 with unchanged treble voices.  We offer a friendly vocal placement audition process and strive to make each child’s audition as welcoming and encouraging as possible.  It is an opportunity for both the singer and their parent/guardian to meet with our Artistic Director and learn more about our program.  Children are asked to sing a prepared song of their choice (and are lead through a variety of other vocal and ear training exercises).  Prior experience isn’t required, but a love for singing and working with others is a must!

Auditions are held in June, July and August for the upcoming season, which runs from September to May.   Mid-season auditions can also be scheduled in December.

Rehearsals

Weekly rehearsals for DCYC are held on Thursday evenings at Bethel Presbyterian Church, White Hall, MD, from September to May.  

Deer Creek Youth Choir is comprised of two ensembles for singers of varying age and ability: Vivace & Jubilate.  These ensembles perform both individually and as a combined choir in performances. Rehearsals are held independently for each group with occasional combined rehearsals prior to each performance.

DCYC Jubilate Choir members learn music reading skills, solfege & ear training abilities, develop age appropriate vocal technique, and sing in unison and 2-part harmony. Rehearsals will be held on Thursday

DCYC Vivace Choir members are comfortable using the full range of their voices and sing in multiple harmony parts.  Singers continue to develop healthy vocal technique, sight-reading and ear training ability, and musicianship skills.

Additional Information

Tuition for the 2018-2019 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 are $80.

We believe that all children should have the opportunity to participate in a high level choral ensemble, and therefore need-based Scholarships are available through the Betty Banghart Scholarship Fund. Applications for Youth Choir Scholarships are available on our website and are due by September 1st.

Additional Questions? Contact DCYC Artistic Director, Julie Culotta at youthchoir@deercreekchorale.org.

Announcing our 2019-2020 Season Auditions!

Thursday, June 6th 4:30-8:30pm

Thursday, June 13th 4:30-8:30pm

Auditions are held at Bethel Presbyterian Church | 4135 Norrisville Rd. White Hall, MD

For a complete schedule of our rehearsals and performances  see our 2018-2019 Rehearsal and Event Schedule.  Interested singers are encouraged to attend a concert to learn more about us.