OYC is a multicultural music education and performance program for youth that fosters talent, confidence and community. Founded in 1974, OYC serves hundreds of children and youth each year in chorus programs in school and community sites.
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First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, 2619 Broadway at 27th Street Here comes the sun! It's a British explosion as OYC's singers celebrate spring with selections from The Beatles, Adele, Lionel Bart, Benjamin Britten, Thomas Callis, and Gilbert and Sullivan. Tickets on sale now HERE.
Thank you to OYC family and friends, colleagues and alumni, school principals and staff and community members for the outpouring of support for OYC in two important campaigns.
The Concert Chorus' fundraising efforts for their spring tour to Seattle got a kick start thanks to those who pledged to our Kickstarter campaign. Our goal was $2,500 and we have exceeded that! Thank you so much! Concert Chorus is thrilled and energized to move forward with their other fundraising ideas.
And because of your glowing reviews, Oakland Youth Chorus was named on the 2012 list of Top-Rated Nonprofits on GreatNonprofits.org, which inspires and informs donors and volunteers and enables nonprofits to show their impact.
Here are a few wonderful quotes you shared with us:
"I was in the Oakland Youth Chorus when I was in my second year of college in 1998. It was the most challenging and exciting musical experience I had experienced to date. The music we learned was exceptional, the director was motivating and inspirational, and the group of volunteers were helpful and encouraging. I wish I lived closer so my children could participate!" – OYC Alumnus
"OYC is a very happy and fulfilling part of my family's life." – All-City Miracle Chorus Parent
"I know the students love the music program because I hear them humming the songs in all their other classes! This program also opens them up to learning about new cultures that they wouldn't otherwise learn about." – Afterschool Coordinator at Think College Now
"Now that both my kids are in chorus, my ties to the organization have become all the stronger as I see the positive affect the program has on them. I expect to be involved with OYC for many years to come!" – OYC Board Member
"Standards are high; make no mistake, which gives these students a vision of all that they can be. OYC is a GREAT non-profit serving the needs of individuals and the community with high standards and a strong vision." – Community Member
We love hearing from you. Has Oakland Youth Chorus had a positive impact on you or someone you know? You can tell us about it anytime by clicking HERE.
Join OYC for the upcoming winter session beginning in January! Visit our Join the Fun page for information for how to audition for our middle and high school Concert Chorus, and how to enroll in our various afterschool programs in Oakland and Alameda.
Please visit our blog for program updates, upcoming performances, rehearsal information, and stories from the OYC community. We regularly update our postings to keep parents, singers, interested arts lovers, and the community well informed.
Seeking passionate Arts advocates for the OYC Board of Directors!
Has music education, singing, and the arts had a significant impact on your life, the life of a family member, or someone close to you? Are you searching for a meaningful way to contribute your skills in a volunteer leadership position that creates a lasting impact in the community? If so, consider applying for the OYC Board of Directors. Board service with OYC is an opportunity to support OYC and the East Bay arts community while connecting with the great group of parents and community members who are currently members. Please fill out our online form to learn more. You will be contacted by a member of our Board who would be happy to talk with you about OYC, board service, and answer your questions.
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OYC is hiring Choral Instructors for 2012-2013. Click here for full job description.