PYC welcomes all students who love to sing and have an interest in developing their voice and choral artistry. We have a choir for every student: those who are just beginning to sing and those who wish to continue their voice studies. PYC accepts students from Kindergarten on up.

  • Music Makers: Kindergarten
  • Nova I : 1st - 2nd   Nova II :  3rd - 4th Grades
  • Girl Choir / Boy Choir: 5th - 8th Grades
  • Cascadia: Middle School
  • Pacifica: Treble Voices 9th - 12th Grades
  • Tsunami: High School Men
  • Pacific: High School 9th - 12th Grades
  • Chamber Choir: High School

Rehearsal Schedule

  • Music Makers: 1:00-1:40 PM
  • Nova I : 1:45-2:45 PM
  • Nova II : 1:50-2:50 PM (NOTE: new time)
  • Cascadia: 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Girl Choir / Boy Choir: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Chamber Choir: 4:00-5:00 PM
  • Pacifica: 5:25-6:50 PM
  • Tsunami: 5:25-6:50 PM
  • Pacific: 6:50-8:00 PM

Rehearsals are held Sunday evenings at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Avenue, corner of NW Everett St. in Portland.

Contact Information

Ruth Finn
Pacific Youth Choir
Phone 503.780.1675

In Residence at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Avenue
Corner of NW Everett Street, in Portland

Annual Fees

Tuition plus $100 annual enrollment fee.

We have a 3-tier tuition fee structure. 100%, 80% and 60% tuition amounts are listed, families choose the option that works for them depending on their financial circumstances. If these amounts still pose a financial burden families are asked to fill out a scholarship form.

Choir                 60%    80%     100%
Music Makers  $232    $312     $390
Nova 1 and 2   $372    $496     $620
5th graders     $430     $576     $720
Cascadia         $515     $688     $860
(includes girlchoir/boychoir)
Pacific             $660     $880     $1,100
(includes Tsunami and Coro Pacifica)
Chamber Choir                        $155


Additional Fees

PYC Polo - for retreat and off site rehearsals $14

Tuition partially covers salaries, music, operational costs, etc. Costs for uniforms and for travel to national and international festivals are the individual student's responsibility.

All tuition payments are due by the start of the season. PYC offers limited scholarships so that all interested and qualified singers are able to join the choir.

The Annual Pacific Youth Choir Retreat

Essential for all singers, held toward the beginning of each season

Pacific, Tsunami, Pacifica and Women's Choir (high school choirs) - Sept. 7, 8, & 9, 2018 - $125.00

Cascadia - Sept. 15-16, 2018 - $90

Girl Choir / Boy Choir: Sept. 15, 2018 - $55

Nova - TBD (in the fall) - $40

Concert Uniform

Choir Dress, the concert attire for young women, costs $85.00. Dresses are kept at the office. Call to come in and try some on.

Tuxedo, the concert attire for young men, is purchased independently.

Nova and Music Makers wear long sleeve, white shirts/blouses with black pants/skirts and black socks/tights and shoes; all are purchased independently.

Work Uniform, a blue polo shirt with the PYC logo, costs $14.00. The polo shirt is worn for workshops, informal performances, and other occasions when the formal uniforms are not required.