Celebrating 10 Years of Singing
This upcoming fall will be BYC's 10th Season of Singing! We are so excited to offer in-person instruction once again after this unprecedented year. We are well on our way to normal, with some slight modifications. BYC has gone through a few changes this year as we found a new life online and through virtual activities and performances. In 2021-2022 we are putting all that we have learned into practice.
Please join us on this exciting adventure. Bellevue Youth Choirs offers the best in choral and musicianship training. We look forward to seeing you all in person to sing together once again. BYC will continue to offer distance learning on a limited basis. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our plans to support and grow our community through our innovative and enriching use of technology.
In-person Choir Rehearsals
For the 2021-22 season, BYC choristers will return to in-person choir rehersals. We offer a wide variety of choirs for every age and ability. Discover which group may be best for your child here. Students in 3rd grade and up will need to audition with us to find their choir placement. At this time, we are anticipating all choristers will be required to wear masks during rehearsal. We will update our policies as the COVID-19 guidelines for children change.
Beginning in the 2021-22 season, all choirs will welcome students of all genders! Singers with changed voices (tenors and basses) will find a choir home in the Coda or Premier Choirs.
Third grade and older, included in rehearsal time
Beginning this year, we will be building a three-level musicianship course into our curriculum, providing more target and purposeful training for all our choristers. Each rehearsal will include concentrated time working on the nuts and bolts of music in a fun, engaging and uplifting ways, as only BYC can.
Included in chorister rehearsals for grades 3 and up, this weekly class will focus on preparing thoughtful and independent musicians. Musicianship skills such as solfège, takadimi rhythms, scales, modes, and sight-reading will provide the foundation for more confident music-making.