The Texas Youth Chorale, a select choir of auditioned 6th, 7th and 8th grade youth.
The TYC focuses on singing high level music, leadership and singing in North Texas in Texas and abroad. In 2015 the TYC traveled to Ireland, in 2018 to Australia and in 2020 the TYC will tour as an independent choir to Vienna, Salsburg and Budapest.
Why We Lead!
The TYC Sr. Leaders are responsible for a small group that they mentor throughout the year. These leaders have two meetings a month before choir rehearsal, to discuss issues, concerns and goals. They are being trained to be responsible for their group in rehearsal and during tours.
Why We Sing!
We sing because it makes us happy and it forms our inner character through beautiful sounds and emotions. My life has become happier and more joyful since I started and it is my way of getting away and enjoying myself. When I am going through tough times in my life, I can always count on music to go right, even when it seems like nothing else is. There are bonds in choir that cannot be created in a laboratory. The love in the family is pure and it cannot be torn apart by the hardest force in the world. Music cannot be seen but it is felt by the heart and singing is a gift that will forever be cherished in my heart because of the compassion and light it brings into my life every day.
Hannah Gonzalez - 7th Grade TYC Member
Click HERE to join Texas Youth Chorale and access audition information
Please click on TYC Calendar link to access the constantly updated TYC Calendar!
There is an audition packet that must be downloaded from our website. The completed forms must be brought to the audition. In the audition packet you will find personal and school information, as well as Teacher Recommendation, Parent Letter, and Singer Letter. There is also a copy of “God Bless America” which is your audition piece.
The TYC auditions for the 2019/2020 season are on March 30, 2019.
Heavy weight is given to the singer’s skills/talent and teacher recommendation.
2018/2019 Season Information
The TYC monthly tuition is $105 payable on the 1st of the month Sept through June inclusive. Rehearsal is once a week.
New for the 2018/2019 season: tuition will be paid via automatic bank withdrawal on the first day of the month or paid in full ($1,050) prior to September 1st, 2018.
Required camp July 30, 2018 - August 3, 2018 ($250 fee)
Uniform rental fee and practice shirt $125 payable before camp
A Fee of $30 will be invoiced for NSF
Rehearsals weekly on a Monday evenings at MAPS -Musicians, artists performance services (420 Maplelawn Dr, Plano, TX 75075, USA)
Required camp is July 30, 2018 - August 3, 2018 ($250 fee) .
The camp provides the opportunity for students to start learning the music for the upcoming year, as well as get to know each other!
Formal Uniforms are the property of NTMCC and are rented from TYC for an annual fee of $100. The TYC has three styles of uniforms: Formal, Informal and Rehearsal Shirt. The practice shirts are purchased by the students for $25 that will be kept by the students.
Girls Formal: New dresses were purchased last year - please see the photo gallery tab on the website to view the beautiful dresses on stage! Each girl is responsible to provide her own black, flat or low heeled, closed-toe shoes.
Girls Informal: TYC polo shirt (the TYC camp/tour t-shirt and polo shirt are $25 ). Each girl is responsible to provide her own black slacks (not leggings or tight pants; if jeans, they must be dark black), black shoes and black belt.
Boys Formal: Suits are rented to our singers for $100 per year. Each boy is responsible to provide his own black shoes, black belt and black socks.
Boys Informal: TYC polo shirt (the TYC camp/tour t-shirt and polo shirt are received as part of the $125 uniform fee). Each boy is responsible to provide his own black slacks (if jeans, they must be dark black), black shoes, black socks and black belt.
Rehearsal shirts: (purchased with the polo shirt) are required to be worn at every rehearsal.
There are two formal performances: Christmas Concert in November and Farewell Concert in June. TYC opens the North Texas Children’s Choir Festival and the Texas International Festival with the National Anthem. TYC also performs the National Anthem orGod Bless America for the Texas Legends and the Rough Riders games during the Spring semester and various other events during the year.
The TYC also tours annually. Every third year there is an international trip. Otherwise we tour within the United States.
- 2015 Tour to Dublin and Belfast, Ireland
- 2016 Tour to Kansas
- 2017 Tour to Abilene, Texas
- 2018 Tour to Australia
- 2020 Europe
TYC offers need based scholarships for current students and post secondary scholarships for former TYC students. Click HERE for more information