Columbia Youth Choirs

Enrollment for the 2017-2018 season has begun.  Click here to sign up!

Columbia Independent School
1801 N. Stadium Blvd.

About CYC:  We truly believe in the importance of providing a quality vocal education for every child. Multitudes of studies show the positive impact group singing can have on an individual, and we want everyone to have the opportunity to be part of CYC regardless of their ability level or zip code. CYC is the youth extension of Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri (CAAM), and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, registered with the State of Missouri.

Tuition:  $50 per semester or $90 per year, scholarships and multi-child discounts available upon request. There will be a $10 additional fee for singers who are invited to join any auditioned ensemble.

2016-2017 Rehearsal Schedule:

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. — Primo (2-3 grade mixed)
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. — Choristers (4-5 grade girls)
3:45 – 4:25 p.m. — Vocal Jazz Ensemble (8-12 grades mixed auditioned)
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. — Boys’ Choir I (4-6 grade boys)
4:30 – 5:20 p.m. — Boys’ Choir II (7-12 grade boys)
4:30 – 5:20 p.m. — Girls’ Choir (6-12 grade girls)
5:20 – 6:15 p.m. — Columbia Conservatory Chorus (formerly Canta Bella) (7-12 grade girls auditioned)


Rehearsal Location: All rehearsals take place at Columbia Independent School (1801 N. Stadium Blvd).

CAAM Presents:

Columbia Conservatory Chorus


Columbia Conservatory Chorus (CCC) serves as the flagship choral ensemble for Columbia Youth Choirs (CYC) and the Missouri Symphony Conservatory. Designed for unchanged voices in grades 6-12, CCC is for those desiring a more intense and accelerated vocal experience with many diverse performance opportunities. Since its inception in fall 2016, CCC has already performed with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, Odyssey Chamber Music Series, and Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters. Auditions will be required for those interested. All CCC members will also serve as musical leaders in CYC’s Girls’ Choir or Boys’ Choir I. CCC is conducted by Emily Edgington Andrews, Artistic Director of Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri, and assisted by Colin Knoth.

Similar to Canta Bella, all singers who wish to perform in CCC must also be a member of Boys’ Choir or Girls’ Choir. For more information, sign up online at our website to reserve your child’s spot and come to our informational meeting and first rehearsal on Sunday, August 28. Don’t miss your opportunity to sing with us and be a part of this exciting new venture!