Music: Youth Orchestras, Choirs & Music Groups 

Music: Youth Orchestras, Choirs & Music Groups

Famous musician Paul McCartney once said, “I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.” 



Butte Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC).

The Butte County Branch of  MTAC sponsors the Monster Piano Concert, the Chico Youth Orchestra, the Summer Music Academy programs. Call Dustin Breshears at (530) 879-0567.

Chico Summer Music Academy. Annual music event, directed by Dustin Breshears, largely featuring string instruments. Held at Bidwell Presbyterian church from 9am-4pm for a week in Jul for ages 4 yrs–adult. Call Dustin Breshears to sign up. Bidwell Presbyterian Church, 208 W. First St. (530) 879-0567.

Monster Piano Concert; Chico. Annual children’s piano concert event featuring local youth. Held in July, as part of the Chico Summer Music Academy (see listing above). Contact producer Dustin Breshears. Bidwell Presbyterian Church, 208 W. First St. (530) 879-0567.

MTAC Youth Orchestra; Chico. Three levels of orchestras: beginning, intermediate & advanced. Ages 4yrs–college. Directed by Yoshie Muratani, produced by Dustin Breshears. (530) 879-0567.

Children’s Choir of Chico. Five inspiring choirs, based on age range, for pre-K children through adult. Conducted by Susan Tevis. (530) 342-2775.

Suzuki Cello School; Chico. All ages. Chamber music & ensembles directed by Yoshie Muratani. (530) 774-7013.



Shasta College Youth Symphony Orchestra; Redding. Students in grades 2-12 gain the opportunity to perform in a quality orchestral setting, & may earn college credit prior to graduating from high school. (530) 242-2365.

Suzuki Cello School; Redding. Chamber music & ensembles for all ages, directed by Yoshie Muratani. (530) 774-7013.

Updated September 2017 RD
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Updated: Sep 10, 2017 @ 2:16 pm