Open Rehearsal

Join us for an Open Rehearsal & Audition!

Pittsburgh Area:
Tuesday, January 23rd  6:15 - 8:15 PM (Rescheduled from January 16th)
Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University

PYC will hold open rehearsals for the core choir Spring session January 23rd at Duquesne University. You can sit in on the rehearsal and have the opportunity to audition that night. There's no need to prepare. Come out, bring a friend, and sing with us! Please arrive around 6:00 pm.

Register now.


Grove City College Satellite Choir Open Rehearsal & Audition!

Grove City Area:
Wednesday, January 17th & 24th  6:15-8:15 PM
J. Howard Pew Fine Arts Center, Grove City College

If you're in the Grove City area, the open rehearsal for PYC's Grove City College Satellite Choir will take place on Wednesday, January 10th from 6:15-8:15 PM. Please arrive around 6:00 PM.

Register now.

Already have plans those evenings? Additional audition dates may be added or arranged on an individual basis.  After completing our online audition form, you will receive an email with further information and instructions.


Register Now for the Neighborhood Training Choir near you!

The Neighborhood Training Choirs are open to any child in 1st-3rd grade and are now offered in four locations - Upper Saint Clair in the South Hills, Allison Park in the North Hills, the western suburb of Coraopolis, and in the eastern suburb of Harrison City. Designed as an introduction to our choral methods and to PYC as a whole, NTCs meet for two 12-week sessions that begin in September and February.  

There are no auditions! Enroll online now for the February session, or give us a call at 412.281.4790 if you have questions.

NTC South, East, & West: Tuesdays, Feb. 13 - May 1, 6-7 PM

NTC North: Thursdays, Feb. 15 - May 3, 6-7 PM

Click here for more information on PYC's Neighborhood Training Choir program.


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.

Choral Programs

Neighborhood Training Choir

Neighborhood Training Choir

Our non-auditioned Neighborhood Training Choirs are the first stepping-stone to PYC’s choral education program.

Troubadours Choir


As the entry level choir in our three-tier core program, Troubadours is for auditioned elementary school children from grade 3 and above.

Talisman Choir


The Talisman Choir is the intermediate level chorus  with members usually in grade 5 or above.

Bel Canto Choir

Bel Canto

The Bel Canto Singers are the most advanced choristers in PYC. Members range from grade 6 and above and achieve this level only by progressing through the Troubadours and Talisman choirs.

Boy's Ensemble

Boy’s Ensemble

The PYC Boy Choir Ensemble gives boys who are currently enrolled in either Talisman or Bel Canto Singers a unique opportunity to experience music specifically composed for this genre.

Pittsburgh Youth Choir at Grove City College

Grove City College Satellite

Our new satellite choir at Grove City College –  PYC@GCC – is open by audition to girls and boys with unchanged voices beginning at age 8.


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.

Anonymous Student

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.

Amber Rigot

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.

Bethany Hodes

  • 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.