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Youth Chorus


NPYC registration is open for the 2023-24 season! Students in 1st-2nd grade do not need to complete a placement. Students in 3rd grade and above must complete a placement to join the youth choir. Please fill out the registration form above, and someone will be in touch with you regarding a placement. There is a placement fee of $20 for students who are new to the program. The NPYC accepts students between the ages of 6 and 18 with unchanged voices. For additional information, please email YouthChorus@artisnaples.org.

Open Rehearsals

Unsure about signing up for the youth chorus? Join us on September 11 and 18 to try it out! Students in 1st-2nd grade should attend from 5-5:45pm. Students in 3rd-6th grade should attend from 6-7:15pm, and students in 7th grade or above should attend from 6:30-7:45pm. Please email YouthChorus@artisnaples.org for more information

Placement Requirements

Students in 3rd grade and above must complete a placement.

  • Students should should prepare a song of their choosing, no longer than 2 minutes, that demonstrates their vocal abilities. All placements will be acappella (without a piano or recording). If you have sheet music, please bring a copy it to the placement.
  • Students may also be asked to match pitch, clap rhythm patterns, sing back short melodic patterns and sight read.


The Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus normally rehearses on Monday nights at the following times:
Cadet Choir: 5–5:45pm
Concert Choir: 6–7:15pm
Chamber Choir: 6:30–7:45pm


Annual tuition for the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus is $250. Some scholarships are available.
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The Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus (NPYC) provides young singers ages 6–18 performance opportunities including performances with the Naples Philharmonic in Hayes Hall and at distinct community events. The NPYC includes singers in elementary, middle and high school with unchanged voices. NPYC rehearses in groups divided by age and ability on Monday evenings on the Artis—Naples Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus. There are three ensembles of the Naples Philharmonic Chorus based on age and ability:

Cadet Choir is for first and 2nd grade singers. At this level, children participate in basic vocal development activities, note reading, rhythmic movement activities and simple choral score study. No audition is required for this level.

Concert Choir is for singers in 3rd grade and above. This is an intermediate-level choir that focuses on two and three-part treble singing. In this ensemble, particular emphasis is on music reading, vocal techniques and rhythm studies. This level performs with the Naples Philharmonic and the Naples Philharmonic Chorus.

Chamber Choir is the most musically advanced ensemble of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus. This ensemble focuses on music reading skills, exposure to diverse works and advanced treble literature. This level performs with the Naples Philharmonic and the Naples Philharmonic Chorus.

Barbara Sletto

Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus Director

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The Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus concerts are festive events that are suitable for the whole family.

2023-24 Season
Upcoming Concerts:


  Fall Concert
     November 13, 2023 • 7pm

  Holiday Pops
     December 14-15, 2023 • 8pm
     December 16, 2022 • 2pm and 8pm
     December 17, 2022 • 7pm

  Winter Concert
    March 4, 2024 • 7pm

  Spring Community Day Concert
     May 18, 2024 • 4pm

  Patriotic Pops
     May 23 and 24, 2024 • 8pm

The Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus is generously endowed by Carmen and Jim Campbell.


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