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Youth Chorus


Placements

NPYC registration is open for the 2024-25 season! Students in 1st-3rd grade do not need to complete a placement. Students in 4th grade and above must complete a placement to join the youth choir. Placements for the 2024-25 season will take place on June 3 and 4 between 4-7pm, as well as August 26, 27 and 29.

There is a placement fee of $20 for students who are new to the program. The NPYC currently accepts students between the ages of 6 and 18 with unchanged voices.

Although the NPYC does not currently include a program for students with changed voices (tenors and basses), interested students with changed voices should fill out the registration form to express interest and will be contacted if/when the program begins to include changed voices.

For additional information, please email YouthChorus@artisnaples.org.

Placement Requirements

Students in 4th grade and above must complete a placement.

  • Students 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).
  • Students may also be asked to match pitch, clap rhythm patterns, sing back short melodic patterns and sight read.

Rehearsals

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: 6:45–8pm

Tuition

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 1st through 3rd grade singers. At this level, children participate in basic vocal development activities, note reading, rhythmic movement activities and simple choral score study. No placement is required for this level.

Concert Choir is for singers in 4th 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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Concerts

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

2023-24 Season
Concert Performances:

 

Concerts for the 2024-25 season will be announced this summer.


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

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