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EDMOND YOUTH CHORUS
JOIN THE EDMOND YOUTH CHORUS
EYC is an honors chorus for students in 4th - 8th grades
Directed by Leah McDonald
Karissa Parkhurst, Pianist
Friendly auditions are held in August
Mondays from 4:30-6:00
Students perform statewide Sept - May
Heard on Hurd
Mayor's Tree Lighting at Luminance
Governor's Tree Lighting
2 Thunder Games
Downtown Edmond Arts Festival
Whether your child is a seasoned singer or “just loves to sing”, the Edmond Youth Chorus is an outstanding opportunity and privilege for 4th- 8th grade students. Children from all over Edmond have been singing, learning and making friends in the Edmond Youth Chorus for 38 years.
Rehearsals: Monday, Sept. - May from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond at 27 E. Edwards
Tuition: $470 paid in two payments of $235 (August & January) OR $423 (10% discount) if paid in full by September 15th
Tuition includes: *2 OKC Thunder tickets (additional tickets may be available FAI, or the Thunder ticket office, price TBD)
*Tuition must be paid in full before students can perform at OKC Thunder games
*Weekly vocal instruction and will learn a wide range of selected music such as contemporary, sacred, folk, patriotic, seasonal, and classical.
Auditions: Friendly auditions are held multiple times in July & August
Children are asked to sing a familiar tune and will be given music patterns to sing.
No more than two children at a time, and they will sing together and individually during the five-minute audition.
Singers do not need to have anything prepared in advance for the audition
About the Director: Leah McDonald teaches music education at Heritage Elementary School in Edmond. She is the current president of the Oklahoma Music educators Association, and a graduate of Oklahoma State University in Vocal Music Education and a Master degree's in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance. She received graduate training in Kodaly and Orff methodologies and was the recipent of the Fine Arts Educator Award and an Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalist.
“I am passionate when it comes to music and children. Because of my love for music, I especially enjoy sharing music with young people and helping them develop as musicians and a lifelong love of music. Music and art enhance self-esteem, self-awareness and fosters understanding between cultures. EYC students focus on music literacy, making music together and having fun!"