Providing an outstanding choral education program since 1983, Pittsburgh Youth Chorus (formerly Children's Festival Chorus) is the region's premier choral organization for young voices. More than 200 diverse young singers throughout the Pittsburgh region come together each week to share their love of music and singing, and through our expert care and guidance, we help them find their voice!
PYC welcomes new singers into its core choral program by auditions that are held in the spring and summer for admission in the fall, and again in December for admission in January. Our comprehensive audition process requires no advance preparation! It's a fun group experience that helps us discover each child's musical strengths so that we can place them in the appropriate level choir.
The teachers and students are all supportive of each other, like a big family. There’s always someone there who can help you out with anything you’re struggling with.
It’s much extremely satisfying knowing that you have been taught the theory and solfeggio skills needed to learn any piece given to you, no matter the difficulty.
PYC provided the best musical experience for me. I was able to do so many amazing things and created great memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.
- All children should have access to quality music education.
- Tuition and fees cover just 55% of the costs of each student's participation.
- Gifts to PYC support tuition assistance and scholarships, funding for travel, music purchases and so much more!
30th Anniversary Gala Tribute
The vocal range of our students and our capacity to perform in multiple languages makes PYC a popular choice for weddings, birthdays, confirmations, bar and bat mitzvahs as well as other special occasions and events.