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Maya with Kate Hudson
MUSYCA with Demi Lovato
Dr. Anna Krendel, MUSYCA's Founder
Recording with Glen Ballard
MUSYCA, Oepration Smile Gala performance
MUSYCA Choir with American Autho
MUSYCA singer
MUSYCA sings with Christopher Cross
MUSYCA kicked off the Entourage-a-thon by singing the theme song, Superhero  from the movie!
MUSYCA Chidlrens Choir on Home and Family Show
Fascinting+Rhythm+1
Alzheimers' Gala performance
Natalie Records Masha and Bear
Let It Go, MUSYCA Children Choir with Dave Koz
Filming Back to School video, MUSYCA Childrens Choir
MUSYCA singers record with DJMustard
MUSYCA, Alan Silvestri, Glen Ballard
MUSYCA Childrens Choir with Broadway MATILDA star, Music Director, and Choreographer USC
MUSYCA Halloween with Kenton Youngstrom and Mikhail Shtangrud
Matilda-+LA+Bookfest+2015
Kids Choir sings to save hearts
Dr. Mikhail Shtangrud, MUSYCA's Artistic Director
MUSYCA at Carnegie Hall

About MUSYCA

MUSYCA Children's Choir is a multi-level, sequential choral music education program for children and youth, guided by an exceptional faculty. Serving San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County, and neighboring cities, MUSYCA brings together gifted young people, ages 4-18 to create a diverse community of singers built on respect, love for music, and artistic excellence. MUSYCA (pronounced MUSIC-ah) is an acronym for Musical Youth of California.

 

The mission of MUSYCA Children's Choir is to provide the highest quality of music education to Children and Youth of all religious, ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds through study and performance of outstanding choral repertoire. MUSYCA is dedicated to diversity, access, and service to the community.

Musical Youth of California

"Musical excellence and enthusiasm"

MUSYCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Colburn Foundation, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, and individual patrons.

- Arthur B. Rubinstein, composer/conductor

MUSYCA Children's Choir performs on ABC Holiday TV Special with Portugal The Man

Founded in 2010, MUSYCA has become California's leading performing arts organization for youth, which appeared at the world's top venues, performed in Film and on TV and collaborated with America's preeminent artists and composers.  

Music Education

MUSYCA students receive professional training in vocal production and performance techniques, study music theory, acquire skills in aural perception and sight-singing, and learn and perform a varied repertoire of songs.

Our curriculum is deeply rooted in classical music, and the children are expertly trained to develop different models of the choral sound for specific historical music periods and musical styles within these periods.  Our diverse repertoire includes classical music, contemporary choral works, art songs, folk songs, popular music, and jazz.  We specialize in teaching the bel canto (beautiful singing) vocal style. Our faculty members have Doctoral degrees in music performance and music education and are highly qualified to teach. 

 

The choir has several sequential levels:  Kinderchoir (ages 4–6), Junior Chorus (ages 7–10), Melody Choir (ages 10–13), Harmony Ensemble (ages 13–18), Young Men’s Chorus (ages 14–18), and the Chamber Singers (SATB, ages 16–25).  MUSYCA's intergenerational Community Chorale is open to adult singers ages 18 and above. Individual voice instruction and private instrumental music lessons (piano, violin, drums, guitar, ukulele, and flute) are available. Small class sizes ensure enhanced learning and opportunities for participation and personal growth.

The MUSYCA Recording Artists Workshop is a series of hands-on classes that teach participants the essential skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the recording studio. Led by experienced vocal coaches and industry professionals, students learn how to optimize their vocal performance for recording, work collaboratively with other singers, use recording equipment effectively, and communicate with producers and engineers to create polished, high-quality sound recordings. 

Sound Recording

Our magical singers collaborated with composers Michael Giacchino, Jeff Kryka, Alan Silvestri, Glen Ballard, Danny Bensi, Jamie Christopherson, Nuno Malo, Thomas Parisch, Arthur B. Rubinstein, and Dan Romer; recording artists Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Franklin Jonas, Brooke Josephson, Portugal The Man, Slick Naim, Rihanna, Danny Brown, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Hudson, Ella Mai, Zedd, Good Charlotte, Beto Hale, Lorem Ipsums, Newsboys, Nikita Presnyakov, Princess Superstar, Stephen, Scooter, Timeflies, Raury, Danny Swain (Danny!), Scooter, Alpine Universe, Yung Bae, Ayokay, Mikel Jollett and Airborne Toxic Event, Hollywood Undead, Christopher Cross, Dave Koz, Johnnie Mikel, Alexander Palmer, Luke Christopher; producers DJ Mustard, Focus..., Fredwreck, Mark Needham, Malay, Nathan Lim, Paul White, Sean Gould, and Zakk Cervini. MUSYCA is featured in Buid-A-Bear Kids Volume I album Workshop Jams.

To hire MUSYCA Children's Choir for your recording project give us a call at 818-554-9937 or email us at sing@musyca.org .  

Film, TV, Theatre, and Video Games

MUSYCA's televised performances on Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show, ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, NBC's The Voice, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, LA County Holiday Celebration, and Hallmark's Home and Family Show have been seen in millions of households worldwide. Our Boys' Choir is featured in the motion picture Boy Erased soundtrack, starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, and Russel Crowe. The choir sings in the sci-fi movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, directed by Luc Besson and starring Rihanna.  MUSYCA kids sing and act in ABC's TV show Fresh Off the Boat and star in Black Friday Orphans: The Musical, produced by Funny or Die.  The young artists appeared on Netflix's original series The OA and Hallmark Channel's Home and Family Show, sang at the LA Times Festival of Books, and worked with the Los Angeles Center Theatre Group. MUSYCA choristers appear in Borderlands 3 Make Peace on Earth commercial, LensCrafters TV commercial See.Good.Daily, Gap Holiday TV commercial, and Audi cars TV commercial.  The popular animated series Masha and the Bear and Badanamu feature performances by MUSYCA studentsHear our beautiful rendition of several beloved Christmas carols in Hallmark Channel's Enchanted Christmas movie.  MUSYCA Children's Choir can be heard on the soundtracks of Moonlight Blade video game. 

Public Performances

MUSYCA Children's Choir gives many community performances every year.  The choir performed at Shomrei Torah Synagogue, Granada Hills Baptist Church, The Soraya (SF Valley Performing Arts Center), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Disney Hall, El Rey Theatre, Zipper Hall, Microsoft Theater, Staples Center (Crypto.com Arena), the White House, Carnegie Hall, Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral and at many more venues locally, nationally, and around the world.

 

In addition to MUSYCA's traditional Winter and Spring choral concerts, the choir appears at charitable events, celebrations, and festivals. The choir collaborates with composers, conductors, musical artists, choirs and orchestras to present concerts to the public. MUSYCA's collaborations include work with artists Kanye West, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Hudson, Ella Mai, Timeflies, and Zedd; composers Joe Hisaishi and Arthur Rubinstein, performances with Kanye West's Sunday Service Choir, led by Jason White, Burbank Chorale and Orchestra, directed by Dr. Mikhail Shtangrud, Hollywood Film Studio Orchestra, LA Opera, led by James Conlon, and Symphony in the Glen. The choir supports charitable causes with performances at Save a Child's Heart Foundation Gala, UNICEF Gala, Operation Smile Gala, Brigitte & Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation Gala, and Orthopaedic Institute for Children Gala. MUSYCA serves Los Angeles County and neighboring cities, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, Beverly Hills, Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, La Crescenta, La Canada, Westlake, Agoura Hills, Simi Valley Oxnard, Camarillo, Torrance, Long Beach, Malibu, Santa Monica, and West Los Angeles.

MUSYCA Festival of the Arts is an annual celebration of creativity and talent, inviting young visual artists, pianists, vocalists, and string players (violin, viola, and cello) to showcase their skills and compete for exciting prizes. Open to the public, the festival offers a unique opportunity for artists and musicians to step into the spotlight, ignite their artistic spirit, receive professional feedback, and be inspired by the creativity of others.

Touring

Once-in-a-lifetime touring opportunities include international concert tours to Greece, Spain, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, France (Notre Dame de Paris performance), Austria, and the Czech Republic, and domestic tours to New York (Carnegie Hall performances) and Washington DC (the White House performance).  The choir will be touring the United Kingdom in the summer of 2024.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Dear Misha,

 

As soon as I heard this award (Grammy's Music Education Award) was brought to light, your face with your incredible energy and an insatiable will to change the lives of children through music just lit up my face and I ran to my computer!

 

For Nicole, Marilú, and I, you already won!

 

All the Best,

 

Jose Domingo

Testimonials

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