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.

 

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2021-22 Season


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.

 

Musicianship Training

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. 

 

MainStage Performances

MainStage Performances are professional concerts, a chance for students to experience what it's like to be on stage, as well as for families and friends to hear them! This year MainStage performances will be held December 4, March 19, and June 11. Details TBD. 

 

Mentorship

One of the best ways to learn a new skill is through experience! We believe wholeheartedly in experiential learning. To make it even more effective, we are incorporating a mentorship model into our rehearsals.

This year, BYC choristers in Intermezzo, Coda, and Premier will be mentored by older choristers and adults in rehearsal and on stage. In turn, older choristers will act as mentors for Intermezzo and Coda. This approach to learning will provide a jumpstart to learning complex skills and concepts in rehearsal. Mentors show us how to unlock our own potential and take risks in new and exciting ways.