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About NCYC

History

 

The Newport County Youth Chorus was founded by Elizabeth Woodhouse, a music educator/ conductor with 20 years of experience working with young singers in community arts organizations across the country. 

The program began in September 2017.

 

Program 

 

The Newport County Youth Chorus is an after-school community chorus program for young singers in grades 1 through 6. There is no audition and no previous musical experience is necessary to participate—just a love of singing! The Newport County Youth Chorus programs  empower kids to grow as musicians in a fun and safe environment.

 

Weekly rehearsals include vocal development that is appropriate to the singers’ age and ability, individual attention in small classes, and musicianship study (music reading and understanding). This occurs in the context of a diverse music selection (genre, languages, cultures, time periods, religions), and in an environment that values both teamwork as well as each individual’s unique contribution to our ensemble’s success.

Classes are offered weekly in Newport and Middletown; choose which day and location works best for you. ​​In addition, CCNC offers programs for students in grades 1 - 8 in partnership with after-school programs across Aquidneck Island. 

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

6-week sessions for students in grades 1 - 6

Prep Chorus is offered to 1st - 3rd graders and the Pre-teen Chorus is offered to 4th - 6th graders.

 

Classes is 60-minutes once per week; each session culminates in a performance opportunity for our family and friends including two CCNC concerts per year in December and May. Additional performance opportunities are offered throughout the year. The program is free. 

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