Charlotte Youth Choir (CYC)


CYC@YourSchool is a new initiative to provide students across the region with the chance to be part of the Charlotte Youth Choir. Students will grow as singers, music readers and creative individuals, while joining in the 33 year legacy of CYC. Instruction focuses on celebrating standards-based learning, musician confidence, and diversity.

Choir Description

Due to health concerns because of Covid-19, we are not offering in-person CYC@Your School. If you are interested in a virtual option please contact Wes Smith at

CYC@YourSchool is designed for elementary or middle schools, grades 3-8. Rehearsals take place either once or twice per week. @YourSchool choirs range in size from 20-50 students. Instruction is provided by highly qualified CYC choral teaching artists.


  • Rehearsals take place 1-2 times per week for the full school year. Rehearsals are one hour.
  • The school will work with us to schedule two performances for their school community. Arts+ will organize a special combined concert in the spring with other @YourSchool programs, including bus transportation.

CYC will provide:

  • Excellent teaching artists who teach choral curriculum based on National Arts Standards and the NC Arts Education Essential Standards
  • All the sheet music and supplies
  • CYC T-Shirts for every singer
  • Bus transportation to combined concert

The school will provide:

  • A consistent room with a piano/keyboard, whiteboard/chalkboard and student chairs
  • A school personnel to serve as liaison and be present for rehearsals

@YourSchool choirs will participate in a city-wide combined performance with other @YourSchool choirs, as well as perform for their own school community.

Singers in @YourSchool choirs will go through a short audition to assess pitch-matching. More than their singing ability, we are looking for dedicated students who are excited to be in a choir!

Package includes all instruction, supplies, sheet music, t-shirts, and bus transportation. 1 choir, once weekly – $4,200 1 choir, twice weekly – $6,500 2 choirs, once weekly – $8,000 2 choirs, twice weekly – $12,000

Wes Smith Director of Music Programs 704.377.4187, ext. 296