School music programs are being dramatically reduced because of the emphasis on standardized testing and the recent troubles with our state budget.
Parents know that a well-rounded education includes music. In addition to the cognitive benefits of studying music, children also learn cooperation, study skills, self-confidence and poise.
For less than the cost of a single instrument or just a few private lessons, singers in the Valley Youth Chorus enjoy an entire year of musical training and performance opportunities.
We are always looking for new members who have a positive attitude, a strong sense of commitment, and a love of singing.
At our rehearsals the children learn sight singing, music theory, voice control, and performance poise. The repertoire ranges from Renaissance to Broadway and appeals to a broad audience of both old and young.
The chorus rehearses weekly in Canoga Park.
What We Do
The SFVYC presents an educational and enriching experience for the young singers as well as their audiences. Our music education includes singing, moving, listening, creating and performing.
Additionally, community outreach is a component of our curriculum, bringing choral music to schools, senior citizen centers, churches and temples.
Art and Song Summer Camp
The Chorus also offers Art & Song Summer Day Camp, in partnership with Canoga Park Youth Arts Center. Tuition remains as low as possible, dependent upon outside support.
To Contact the Chorus
For more information please call Sue Saper, administrator, at 818 895 7071, or e-mail: info[at]valleyyouthchorus.org
History of the Valley Youth Chorus
Originally formed in 1992, the San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus is a parent-driven, non-profit choral program for children in 3rd grade through 12th grade.
We believe that involvement in a musical program develops self-esteem, self-discipline, and individual creativity, which is so important in the development of academic and personal skills.
The Chorus Mission
The mission of the San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus is to “promote musical excellence in children and provide children and youth of diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds in the San Fernando Valley with the opportunity for artistic and personal growth through superior choral instruction, community outreach, and choral music performance.”
Our Commitment to Cultural Equity and Inclusion
The San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus provides a welcoming environment for all. We value and celebrate diversity in our artists/singers, programming, Board, volunteers, staff, audiences and community partners. The San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, cultural background, ancestry, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, source of payment, genetic information, citizenship, primary language, or immigration status.