“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.” ~Paul McCartney
Also see category Infant/Toddler Music & Movement Groups in this section.
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 & beginning strings after-school programs. http://www.facebook.com/ButteMTAC. (530) 879-0567.
- Chico Summer Music Academy. Annual week-long music event in July for ages 4–adult. Directed by Dustin Breshears.
- Monster Piano Concert. Annual children’s piano concert featuring local youth. Held in July, is part of the Chico Summer Music Academy. Dustin Breshears, producer.
- MTAC Youth Orchestra. Three levels of orchestras: beginning, intermediate & advanced. Ages 4yrs–college. Directed by Yoshie Muratani.
Children’s Choir of Chico; Chico. Inspiring choral music choirs & music programs for PreK–adult women. Movement & music (newborns to age 3), Cantabile (3-5), Ready, Set, Sing (K-1 grade), Preparatory Choir I & II (grades 2-3); Cantiamo (grades 4-8); Bel Canto (audition only–grades 7 & up); & Bella Voce Woman’s Ensemble (highschoolers & adults). Conducted by Susan Tevis. http://www.childrenschoirofchico.org. (530) 342-2775.
North Valley Youth Choir; Chico. Dara Scholz directs two youth choirs: Con Brio (with spirit) for grades 1-3, & Con Belleza (with beauty) for grades 4-6. Held at the Wright Keys Academy of Musical Arts, http://www.thewrightkeys.com. (530) 781-2224.
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. http://www.shastacollege.edu/youth_orchestra. (530) 242-2365.
Suzuki Cello School; Redding. Chamber music & ensembles for all ages, directed by Yoshie Muratani. (530) 774-7013.
Voices; Redding. Offers summer & fall community choirs & an after-school choral arts academy. Ages preschool-adult.
http://www.voiceschoir.org. (530) 515-0375.
Updated December 2016 LS