PYC@Whitman, Peninsula, and Wattles Boys and Girls Club

A 2009 Chorus America study shows that choral experience for young people improves academic performance, develops stronger social skills, leads to better emotional expression and management, and increases participation.  We have seen this first hand with our students at PYC@Neighborhood Choirs!

In fall of 2016 we initiated a pilot project, PYC@Neighborhood Choir program, to broaden our commitment to musical equity in underserved communities. PYC@Neighborhood Choir program  serves singers in third to fifth grade and is intentionally directed towards communities where it might be difficult to travel to Portland on a weekly basis. Currently PYC@Neighborhood Choir program choirs are on hold due to Covid-19