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.

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 on the time of joining. New singers inquire here!

An Acoustic Holiday

Charlotte Youth Choir Presents: "An Acoustic Holiday" Concert feat. Piedmont Temperance Movement!
Saturday, Dec. 17
7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church | 501 N. Tryon Street
Tickets: $15 Adults and $10 Youth (12 and under)

Meet CYC!

The Charlotte Youth Choir (CYC) continues to celebrate 35+ years of choral excellence. Formally the Charlotte Children’s Choir, CYC reflects the total student body makeup of the choir which spans kindergarten through twelfth grade. Renamed in 2021, CYC honors the significant growth and development of our performers' experience – in both talents 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 judgment. 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-3rd) Learn More
Lyric Choir (4th-6th) Learn More
Concert Choir (7th-12th) Learn More

Meet Our Faculty

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

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