YPC National, Inc. supports and inspires youth choruses and choral conductors across the country with a program of artistic excellence, diversity, and education modeled on the Young People’s Chorus of New York City®.
The YPC Model™
YPC National is our response to those requests. We use the YPC model to bring together children of various backgrounds to sing at the highest artistic level. In turn, they gain understanding, appreciation and mutual respect for cultures and identities that enrich the communities they live in. Through this model, children learn to recognize the value of everyone’s voice.
How We Do It
YPC National offers a suite of programs:
A youth-centered events program
YPC National Lab brings singers from diverse backgrounds and locales together to sing, learn and grow at the highest level. The inaugural Choral Lab takes place this summer in Tennessee.
A professional development program
YPC National Studio includes workshops, clinics, master-classes, symposia and artist residencies for educators, choral conductors, and directors.
A commissioning program
YPC National Works allows participating choruses to have access to Young People’s Chorus of NYC’s catalogue of new works commissioned from the most distinguished and acclaimed composers of our time with artistic support to enhance the learning and performance experience.
A granting program
YPC National Gives is currently in development to help choruses in need of grassroots funding.
Where We Are
YPC National is currently active in the following locations:
We also work with directors, music educators and chorus staff from around the country and world.
Major support for YPC National is provided by the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation and the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission.