MUSYCA Children's Choir is a multi-level, sequential choral music education program for children and youth, guided by an exceptional faculty. Located in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, MUSYCA brings together gifted young people, ages 4-18 to create a community of singers built on respect, love for music, and artistic excellence.
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
A fount of musical artistry and joy
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, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts and individual patrons.
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. MUSYCA (pronounced MUSIC-ah) is an acronym for Musical Youth of California.
MUSYCA students receive instruction in proper vocal production and performance techniques, study music theory and acquire skills in aural perception and musicianship.
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 varied 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. We provide Individual voice lessons and private instrumental music lessons (piano, violin, guitar, ukulele, flute) are available.
The choir has six sequential levels: Kinderchoir (ages 4–6), Junior Chorus (ages 7–10), Melody Choir (ages 9–12), Harmony Ensemble (ages 12–18), Young Men’s Chorus (ages 13–18), and the Chamber Singers (SATB, ages 16–25). MUSYCA's intergenerational Community Chorale is open to singers ages 18 and above.
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 Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Brooke Josephson, Portugal The Man, Slick Naim, Rihanna, Danny Brown, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Hudson, Ella Mai, Zedd, Good Charlotte, Beto Hale, 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, Mark Needham, Malay, Nathan Lim, Paul White, Sean Gould and Zakk Cervini. MUSYCA is featured in Buid-A-Bear Kids Volume I album.
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 soundtrack of the motion picture Boy Erased, 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 original series The OA, Hallmark Channel's Home and Family Show, sang at LA Times Festival of Books and worked with the Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles. 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. Hear us sing the carols in Hallmark Channel's Enchanted Christmas movie. MUSYCA singers are featured on the soundtrack of Moonlight Blade video game.
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, the White House, Carnegie Hall, Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral and at many more venues locally 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 Camila Cabello, Jennifer Hudson, Ella Mai, Timeflies and Zedd, composers Joe Hisaishi and Arthur Rubinstein, concerts with Burbank Chorale and Orchestra, Hollywood Film Studio Orchestra, LA Opera 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.
Once-in-a-lifetime touring opportunities include international concert tours to Japan and Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, France (Notre Dame de Paris performance), Austria and Czech Republic, and domestic tours to New York (Carnegie Hall performances) and Washington DC (the White House performance). The choir will tour Spain in the summer of 2020.