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MUSYCA, Taiko drumming, Tokyo
MUSYCA students, Spring 2018
Holiday Celebration MUSYCA Choir
Natalie Plays piano in Australia
Timeflies MUSYCA rehearsal
MUSYCA Children's Choir
Maya plays the Ukulele
MUSYCA at the Staples Center
The Choir at the Eiffel Tower
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Writing in Japanese, Odawara, 2019
MUSYCA with America Ferrera at Fox Studios, Stand for Kids Gala
Burbank Chorale performance
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Burbank Tree Lighting, 2010
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Auditions

Choir auditions for the 2021-2022 season enrollment are being held now.   To schedule an audition click here to fill out and submit the online audition application.  Our Executive Director, Dr. Anna Krendel will contact you to schedule a vocal assessment for your child.  

 

At this time we are holding auditions via video submission.  

Children ages 4-6 don't need to audition and are invited to enroll in our KinderChoir training program. To request KinderChoir registration materials email us at  sing@musyca.org or call 818-554-9937.

Elementary school, middle school, and high school students are encouraged to audition for a spot in one of our more advanced vocal ensembles.

We are looking for students who have musical potential, are passionate about singing, and are eager to learn and be a part of a great team.  No previous choir experience is needed. 

MUSYCA prepares for Joe Hisiashi Concert
MUSYCA prepares for Joe Hisiashi Concert
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Camila Cabello, MUSYCA
Camila Cabello, MUSYCA

MUSYCA Children's Choir singers perform with artists Camila Cabello and Zedd on stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Audi Commercial
Audi Commercial

MUSYCA Boys' Choir films Audi cars commercial on location in Northridge, CA.

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Ernie Hudson, MUSYCA
Ernie Hudson, MUSYCA

MUSYCA's singers with actor Earnie Hudson (Ghostbusters) on set of the Home and Family Show, Universal Studios, Hollywood.

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Demi Lovato, MUSYCA
Demi Lovato, MUSYCA

MUSYCA Children's Choir artists helped Demi Lovato to launch her Fabletics line with Kate Hudson; Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Nickelodeon KCA
Nickelodeon KCA

MUSYCA Children's Choir performs at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

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Graduation Ceremony
Graduation Ceremony

Graduating Senior recognition ceremony at the annual Spring Concert.

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Fresh off The Boat
Fresh off The Boat

MUSYCA Chamber Singers on set of ABC's Fresh Off The Boat TV show in Los Angeles. (Season 4, Episode 9).

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MUSYCA singers
MUSYCA singers

MUSYCA singers at the Burbank Chorale concert, California Dreaming; December 2, 2017.

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MUSYCA students will have the opportunity to...

  • Join one of our several children's and youth vocal ensembles, based on their age and experience.

  • Study music with our exceptional faculty, dedicated to the development of each child's artistic potential in an encouraging, supportive environment.

  • Sing outstanding choral repertoire with other talented young people, who share their passion for music and singing.

  • Learn to sing, develop their voices, gain performance skills and experience.

  • Acquire and expand musicianship and music reading skills.

  • Prepare for successful college auditions.

  • Perform with professional musicians, artists, choirs, and orchestras.

  • Record at LA's top recording studios.

  • Represent Los Angeles and the US on domestic and international tours.

  • Sing songs of various genres and styles, in many different languages.

  • Have fun singing, enjoy making music at a professional level.

  • Make new friends and develop friendships that will last a lifetime.

  • Serve the community through charitable performances and events.

Are you homeschooling your child? MUSYCA Children's Choir is an authorized music education provider for the home school community and an approved vendor for the Sage Oak Charter School, Sky Mountain, iLEAD Schools, Excel Academy of Arts and Sciences and SCVi. 

Boys and girls ages 7-18, who love music and singing are encouraged to audition to join our vocal music classes for kids. Children ages 4-6 don't need to audition and are welcome to enroll in our KinderChoir. 

 

We provide group and private voice lessons, music theory classes, recorder instruction, piano lessons, violin lessons, ukulele and guitar music classes to children and youth under the guidance of our exceptional faculty. 

During COVID-19 pandemic we offer vocal and instrumental music education to children and youth via online classes, virtual activities, and performances.  While our in-person concerts have been postponed due to social distancing, we are creating and sharing virtual choir performances for the community, available online.

Our Choirs

 

Children's Choirs

Youth Choirs

Adult Community Chorale

Voice Lessons for All Ages

Teaching young people to sing beautifully is our specialty
 

MUSYCA choristers receive outstanding vocal instruction, as they study and perform musical repertoire consisting of high-quality, age-appropriate vocal music for young people, varied in style, time period and character; accompanied and a cappella.  

 

Each choral rehearsal is a singing lesson, where the children work on the following vocal performance skills:

 

Healthy vocal production: The children learn to use diaphragmatic breathing, which will support the tone and keep the vocal instrument strain-free and healthy. Correct sitting and standing postures will be taught and reinforced through a variety of fun, age-appropriate activities.

 

Breath Control for singing is taught through a variety of activities -- stretches, exercises, and analogies. The students are taught to use diaphragmatic vs. clavicular breathing for singing.

 

Learning the correct Pitches and Rhythms: Musicianship classes, with focus on music theory, sight reading and aural perception, are at the core of our curriculum.  The younger students learn new repertoire by rote, while rudiments of sight-singing are incorporated through use of Kodaly system.  The director and the pianist will provide the appropriate model for the children to learn the music, using creative ways to facilitate students’ learning through repetition.  

 

Singing with correct intonation:  The students sing major and minor scales, the whole tone and chromatic scales, identify and intonate the leading tones, as well as ascending and descending intervals.  To facilitate singing in tune, the students are provided with the rehearsal and acoustical environment conducive to healthy, free tone production.

 

Sing with uniform vowel sounds: The students learn to identify the correct vowel shapes through a variety of activities, and apply this knowledge to singing the repertoire.

 

Diction: The students are taught to understand and communicate the meaning of the text in the repertoire. Repertoire of songs in English and in foreign languages is studied each season.  Through a variety of activities the singers will understand function of vowels as carriers of sound, and the consonants as articulators.  The director will model clear singer’s diction for the choir.  Native speakers and experts, when available, will be called upon to present foreign language texts to the children. 

 

Precision: Students learn to internalize the rhythmic motion of the music by using subdivision and finding the smallest possible units of beat.  How to start and end the piece together with the ensemble will be taught. The students will be taught to understand the conducting gestures, and how to follow them. The singers’ assigned placement will enable them to hear each other and see the conductor.

 

Blend in the ensemble is achieved by unification of the vowel sounds and correct student placement within the choir. Balance in the sound of the choir will be assured by correct division of the students into appropriate vocal parts (Soprano I, Soprano II, Alto), based on the auditions.  Part placement will be re-evaluated later in the year and adjusted, if necessary.

 

Phrasing, Style, and Interpretation are important parts of the learning process. The choir will strive to achieve high-level authentic, artistic performances.   The singers will develop different models of the choral sound for specific historical music periods and musical styles within these periods. Collaborations with contemporary musical artists and composers and world premieres of new music are the essential components of MUSYCA experience. The children evaluate performances of their peers and other choirs through participation in festivals and friendship concerts.