The Newport County Youth Chorus was founded by Elizabeth Woodhouse, a music educator/ conductor with over 15 years of experience working with young singers in community arts organizations across the country. 

The program began in September 2017.


Choristers performing at NCYC's inaugural concert on January 20, 2018. Photo: Peter Silvia



The Newport County Youth Chorus is an after-school choral music education program for young singers in 2nd - 8th grade. There is no audition, and participation does not require previous musical experience—just a love of singing!


The NCYC team will teach your child how to sing a wide range of musical styles, alone and with a group, and even in different languages. In addition, participants will develop musical skills and experience how their unique voice positively affects our ensemble’s beautiful sound.

Read more about the NCYC program curriculum here

2nd - 4th grade programs are offered in 4- or 6-week sessions each with a musical theme. Each class is 60-minutes and the program culminates in a sharing for our family and friends. The program is free. 

Register HERE

The Middle School Ensemble meets for 90-minutes once a week. Each semester culminates in a performance for family and friends. The program is free. 

Register HERE

Choral Collective of Newport County / PO Box 3293 / Newport, RI 02840