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Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus Spring Concert

Hayes Hall

Image of student singers performing on stage during a concert of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus
Image of student singers performing on stage during a concert of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus
Image of student singers performing on stage during a concert of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus
Image of student singers performing on stage during a concert of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus
Image of student singers performing on stage during a concert of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus
Image of student singers performing on stage during a concert of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus
May 21, 4:00pm
Hayes Hall 4:00pm
 
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Spring Concert
Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus


Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Barbara Sletto
, interim youth chorus director

Programming to be announced.

The Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus helps celebrate Community Day in an exciting performance in Hayes Hall. This program will include a variety of choral favorites.


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

Youth Chorus

Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus


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 nearly 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 on the Artis—Naples Cultural Campus.

Auditions for new members are held in early August and January. Students from the age of 7 through high school are encouraged to audition.

Learn more about the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus.

Barbara Sletto

Barbara Sletto


Interim Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus Director Barbara Sletto is the founder and artistic program director for the Heartland Youth Choir, a civic organization that serves over 300 central Iowa singers in seven ensembles and short-term offerings. Prior to her work with the Heartland Youth Choir, Barbara was the artistic director of the Iowa Youth Chorus, the Des Moines Children’s Choruses, the Anderson Area Children’s Choir of Indiana and the Lakes Treble Choir of Minnesota. Barbara also served as an adjunct professor at Drake University, where she taught a music education course, observed student teachers, mentored choral interns and served as the director of the Drake University Women’s Chorale from 2004 to 2012. Under her direction, choirs have performed for the Kodály and Orff conferences, regional Music Educators National Conferences, and American Choral Director’s Association divisional and state conferences. In addition, Barbara was a featured clinician for the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati, Ohio.

As a specialist in treble voices, Barbara frequently serves as a guest conductor for high school and elementary festival choirs and honor choirs. She has guest conducted for numerous festival and all-state choirs throughout the United States, including choirs in Alabama, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. In addition, she has served as the guest conductor for various summer choir camps, including the International Music Camp, the Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic, the Indiana Choral Director’s Summer Music Institute, the University of St. Thomas Kodály Choral Camp, the Virginia Kodály Summer Music Camp, the Drake School of Music Summer Camp, the Heartland Choral Camp and the International Music Institute.

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