Charlotte Youth Choir

Unleashing creativity, transforming lives and building community through outstanding and accessible choir education. 

Love to sing? Click here to learn more about joining the CYC family. 

CYC Presents: The Journey
Our annual spring concert presents heartfelt, joyful and thought-provoking songs as we explore the journeys that life takes us on. Enjoy a special performance by guest soloist, Karen Poole. Tickets available now!

Accepting new singers! Charlotte Youth Choir accepts new singers on a rolling basis so you can join at any time! We are happy to offer pro-rated tuition rates based upon the time of joining. 

We've Got A New Name!

The Charlotte Youth Choir (CYC) celebrates 35 years of choral excellence with the start of its 2021-22 season. Formally the Charlotte Children’s Choir, CYC reflects the total student body makeup of the choir which spans kindergarten through twelfth grade. The name change also honors the significant growth and development our performers experience – in both talent and in life. Through the education of music and song, we continue to build a connected community and learn what it means to be excellent musicians and students. We are your Charlotte Youth Choir.

Who We Are

The Charlotte Youth Choir is first and foremost a family. Everything that we do is built on the foundation of caring deeply for each individual and encouraging them to be their best. Our singers are not a voice lost in a crowd - each singer is key to the success of the whole choir! We believe that building a community of singers should be our top priority. Through a committed and nurturing choir, each singer can be empowered to learn, grow, make beautiful music, and experience tremendous joy!

Our family is diverse. We’re bold. We’re achievers. We’re music lovers. We’re quirky. We’re confident together. We’re able to be ourselves without judgement. We’re encouragers. We’re supporters and cheerleaders for each other.

And as a family, we make incredible music. Through rehearsing and performing together, we learn to work together, see our voices grow, improve our music reading skills, and expand our understanding of the world. As a community, lives are changed -- our own lives as well as those that we touch through our music!



Singers of all experience levels are welcome. There is a choir for all voices in grades K-12!

Melody Choir (K-1st) Learn More
Harmony Choir (2nd-5th) Learn More
Lyric Choir (5th-8th) Learn More
Concert Choir (8th-12th) Learn More

Spring 2022

CYC On Tour!

Harmony, Lyric and Concert Choirs are going on tour in 2022! Harmony Choir will tour to Raleigh, NC in March 2020 and Lyric and Concert Choirs will tour to Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA in June 2022. Financial aid is available for families who qualify. More information will be provided during New Singer Placements for those interested, or you can reach out to CYC's artistic director, Wes Smith at  Returning singers, please keep an eye on CYC emails for more information.

Meet Our Faculty

Wes Smith Learn More
Joanna Kirk Learn More
Kimberly Gilbert Learn More
Jordan Locke Learn More

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