Workshop Day

Ann Arbor Youth Chorale’s season starts soon! We’ll see you at Tappan Middle School on Saturday morning, September 16, for our kickoff event – a great time to meet your directors, see old friends and make new ones. This goes for your parents too!

Have a wonderful summer!

Our directors, Mrs. Powell and Mrs. Kidd, report that auditions in May and June were hugely successful, and they’re looking forward to a great season of singing in 2017-18!

In case you know someone who missed spring auditions, they can still sing for us on Saturday, September 16 in the morning. Audition sign-ups are at the drop-down menu on this website.

See you in the fall and . . .


Auditions June 10th

An AAYC parent recently wrote, “As for AAYC, fantastic is an understatement! Our family loved our first season of uplifting music. The dedication of such a professional, talented group of adults, eager to see our young singers grow and thrive, is heartwarming.”

Your young singers will love AAYC too! They have the chance to audition this Saturday, June 10 at the NEW Center. See below for more information, sign up on this website, and we’ll see you Saturday!

AAYC June Auditions half page flyer 2017


Spring Concert 2017 photos

Congratulations to all the members of our Descant and Concert Choirs! Their performance on May 6 was one of the most memorable ever, with gorgeous singing and very moving performances (members of the audience won’t soon forget “But a Flint Holds Fire” by Andrea Ramsey). Here are just a few pics from our 30th Annual Spring Concert. To see lots more photos, please visit our Facebook page (

Congratulations and gratitude also go to Mrs. Powell and Mrs. Kidd, our fantastic directors, on another beautiful concert and a successful season!

concert choir 2017 Descant Choir, Spring Concert 2017 combined choirs 2017

June auditions

Thanks to all the wonderful young singers who auditioned on May 13 for Ann Arbor Youth Chorale! We heard terrific things about them. If you know boys or girls who love to sing and missed the last round, we have auditions again in June – see below. We have a really   exciting season coming up too!

AAYC June Auditions half page flyer 2017

AAYC Spring Concert – May 6 at 4:00 pm

2017 Spring Concert only

Spring auditions for 2017-18!

Auditions for AAYC are in May and June, but we can take sign-ups any time on this website.  Just go to the “AUDITIONS” drop-down menu and register for an easy 10-minute appointment.  See below for more information.

Auditions are for new members to either choir, or current Descant Choir members who want to try out for Concert Choir.  2017-18 promises to be a fantastic season!  Your friends will love being part of the excitement, so be sure to tell them about Youth Chorale!

2017 Spring auditions flyer

Auction/Cabaret a huge success!

Many thanks to all who bid on our recent online & live auction, and congratulations to those who got to take home some wonderful items! Also, congrats to our lucky raffle winners of the 50/50 and Zingerman’s Creamery tour! Because of you, the event was an enormous success, and will go toward a strong program for the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale as we celebrate our 30th year.

We’re also extremely grateful to all the volunteers and board members who made the Auction/Cabaret such a success!

Special congratulations to the children of the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale who performed so beautifully last night at the Cabaret, in conjunction with our Auction. The acts made us all smile and cheer for you. We’re incredibly proud, and appreciate your talent and courage!




AAYC is excited to announce that the ONLINE component of our auction is now OPEN!!!


It’s easy! Just sign up for an account and start shopping. Online bids set the starting values for the LIVE portion of the Silent Auction on March 17 (6:30 to 8:30 pm at First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor). Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the event.

We have over 60 wonderful items – some are one of a kind. Remember, this is a fundraiser for the Youth Chorale, so bid well, bid generously, and SUPPORT AAYC!
Proceeds go toward operational expenses and ensure that we continue to provide exceptional choral opportunities for children. Our goal for the fundraiser is $4,500Help us break that goal by bidding and by sharing the auction link with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers!

We’ll continue adding items as we receive them, so check back on the auction link often!

Choirs to perform new work inspired by Flint Water crisis

AAYC’s 30th Annual Spring Concert – 4:00 pm on May 6th in Ann Arbor’s Bethlehem UCC – promises to be an especially meaningful event, with the choirs performing a new work by composer Andrea Ramsey, entitled “But a Flint Holds Fire.” It’s sung to poetry by Christina Rossetti, with writings by Flint children about the water crisis, narrated by AAYC members.

Read more about this powerful work here:…/flint-holds-fire-cu-composer-send…