We are raising a baton to USC’s Thornton School of Music. They are investing in developing tomorrow’s youth while getting something back in return. The National Children’s Chorus, America’s leading chorus – which works with children 5-17 to develop their vocals skills while performing around the world – will work with USC’s musical department to further train select young conductors from its graduate program in choral conducting.
The USC graduate students will serve as conductors for the National Children’s Chorus and have their first debut as a conductor at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and other coveted spots when NCC performs.
The goal of the National Children’s Chorus, which boasts over 600 young singers over different age groups, is to expose them to as many great musical minds as possible, while maintaining a consistent approach to their vocal training. By the time a student graduates from the NCC, they will have gained a collective knowledge and experienced a wide range of instructors covering vast areas of musical expertise. In addition, the National Children’s Chorus has helped children overcome anxieties and prepared them for the real world through music.
The choir’s next performance entitled “Love” will be May 10 and their Spring Showcase is May 13. Both performances will be held at UCLA’s Royce Hall. For details and tickets visit their website at nationalchildrenschorus.com. If you’re interested in having your child join the National Children’s Chorus Los Angeles, auditions are being held May 20 for a $45 fee. Register for an audition time here.