See you Sunday!
Tacoma Youth Chorus presents Celebration in Song, our final performance of the year, on June 10 at the historic First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tacoma. This promises to be an uplifting afternoon of artistry and fun.
TYC is offering an Assessment Day on Saturday June 2! We will be holding one-on one assessments for fall 2018 enrollment in all our groups, grades K-12. No special preparation is necessary! Learn more about our assessment process here.
Get the scoop about our organization and offerings on our website. Our directors are eager to welcome you – come be part of the music!
Judy Herrington and her staff have given the Tacoma community and the Pacific Northwest a model for choral music education. Their programming is always creative, their presentations are at a high, near-professional level, and they are rewarding educationally for both performer and audience member…The young people who sing with TYC are receiving a comprehensive education that will remain in their hearts and souls for the rest of their lives. TYC brings joy to the world through their music!
Over the years, Dr. Schultz has led workshops for TYC and shared many collaborative performances with us. His artistic leadership has helped us become who we are as an organization.
Dr. Schultz’s final performance as Artistic Director of NWRS is Saturday June 9. He notes,
Our June 9 concert ‘Celebrate! Treasured Memories and New Visions’ will feature a performance of two works with orchestra and will welcome back NWRS alumni for an evening of fun, reflection and enjoyment. Members of Symphony Tacoma join us for performances of John Corigliano’s Fern Hill and Morten Lauridsen’s Lux aeterna. We are expecting a large group of NWRS alumni back to close the concert with some of my ‘signature pieces’ from over the years. It will likely be a finale loaded with emotion.
Do you know a kid who loves music? Are you thinking about what activities to participate in next school year? Now’s the perfect time to visit a rehearsal and see what Tacoma Youth Chorus has to offer.
There are opportunities for new members in all our choirs (grades K-12) for 2018-2019! Visitors are always welcome to observe or participate in a rehearsal, and to schedule an assessment with one of our directors. Contact our office at 253-588-1391 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit and/or assessment.
Learn more about all our choirs and find out how to get the ball rolling here!
A new partnership was launched in 2017 between the Kennedy Center, National Institutes of Health, and world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming. It aims to explore the links between music, health and wellness. Check out this amazing video detailing a study in which Fleming herself was studied during music-making!
Says Fleming, “A tremendous wealth of knowledge exists between the nation’s largest performing arts center and our largest health research institute. I hoped we could share and amplify the exciting work being done where science and music intersect, by bringing these two great institutions together for this initiative. There are ramifications here for a host of health topics: childhood development, autism, pain management, Alzheimer’s, PTSD—the list goes on and on, because music’s impact on the brain can be so powerful.”
This week we’re highlighting an awesome program offered by our friends at Symphony Tacoma. Do you know a kid who loves to bang on drums, tables, pots and pans…or any of the above?
On April 15, check out Mini Maestros: Percussion on Parade! The Symphony Tacoma Percussion Quartet will showcase the family of percussion instruments and will teach kids about body percussion, steady beat, tempo, and more. This looks like fun!