Updated: Sep 7, 2022
Join MUSYCA Children's Choir for the 2022-2023 season enrollment. Singers of all ages and voices are welcome!
Don't live in Los Angeles but would like to participate? No problem! Our voice classes for children and youth are available online and you can join!
Boys and girls who love music and singing are encouraged to audition. 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.
Choir audition is an opportunity for your child to be heard and assessed for placement into one of our vocal ensembles, as well as a chance to meet our artistic staff and visit our facilities.
Audition is not required for children ages 4-6, who are welcome to enroll in our KinderChoir. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 818-554-9937 to request the registration form.
Elementary school, middle school, and high school students are encouraged to audition for a spot in one of our more advanced vocal ensembles.
At this time we accept auditions via video submissions.
What to expect at the audition?
The audition is a positive, fun, informal, and stress-free experience.
The only people listening to your video audition will be MUSYCA's artistic staff.
Record and submit a short song selection, performed from memory, a cappella.
Simple phone video recording is ok.
Your child will sight-read a short musical passage (advanced placement only).
We will recommend a choral ensemble placement, which fits your child's age and vocal development.
What to sing at the audition?
Any song will do, performed from memory, a cappella.
Advanced singers may prepare a folk song, art song, musical theatre piece or an aria.
There is no minimum time requirement for a song. Usually, one verse and a chorus is enough.
Choose a piece that your child loves to sing, has been singing for a while, and knows well.
Sing Well. Be Heard.
MUSYCA, a Los Angeles Choir for Children and Youth, 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 10–13)
Harmony Ensemble (ages 13–18)
Young Men’s Chorus (ages 14–18)
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 Kanye West, 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, Luke Christopher; producers DJ Mustard, Mark Needham, Malay, Nathan Lim, Paul White, and Sean Gould. MUSYCA is featured in Build-A-Bear Kids Volume I album Workshop Jams.
Proclaimed "An Angelic Gospel Choir" by USA Today, MUSYCA has appeared on Grammy Nominated albums by Ella Mai (Ella Mai, Best R&B Album) and Kanye West (Donda, Album of the Year).
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's 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. The popular animated series Masha and the Bear and Badanamu feature MUSYCA students. Hear our beautiful rendition of several beloved Christmas carols in Hallmark Channel's Enchanted Christmas movie. MUSYCA Children's Choir can be heard on the soundtrack of the 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 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.
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 2022.
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.