The Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus (NPYC) provides young singers performance opportunities on Hayes Hall stage alongside the Naples Philharmonic and at distinct community events. The 100-voice NPYC is directed by James Cochran and includes singers in elementary, middle and high school. NPYC rehearses in groups divided by age and ability on Monday evenings at Artis—Naples.
Auditions for new members are held in early August and January. Students from the age of 7 through high school are encouraged to audition. The 100-voice Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus rehearses in groups divided by age and ability on Monday evenings on the Artis—Naples campus.
The 100-voice Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus performs their own spring concert. This annual and festive event is suitable for the whole family.
November 19, 2018 • 7pm
December 13-16, 2018
Community Day Celebration
May 18, 2019 • 4pm
The Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus is generously endowed by Carmen and Jim Campbell
Monday, January 7, 2019, time TBD
Stabile Education Building at Artis—Naples
Auditions must be scheduled in advanced. The fee for the audition is $15 for those who are not currently a member of other youth ensemble groups at Artis—Naples. The NPYC accepts students between the ages of 7 and 17. Auditions for the second semester are now closed. For additional information, please email YouthChorus@artisnaples.org.
2018-19 Youth Chorus Schedule
Those wishing to audition should prepare a song of their choosing no longer than two minutes that showcases their vocal talents. All auditions must be with piano accompaniment, not to recorded music or a cappella, and singers are asked to provide a copy for the Naples Philharmonic piano accompanist. Applicants will be asked to match pitch and, depending on their musical background, may be asked to sight-read.
Annual tuition for the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus is $175. The one time music fee is $35. Some scholarships are available.
Youth Chorus Director