Encore Youth Choir

Mondays, August-April

Artistic Director/Conductor: Ann Tucker
Conductor: Carol Munn
Conductor: Alison Rohrbach

Sing great music. Meet new friends. Read more about our four levels of choirs for grades 1-12 in the FAQs section below.

Sing with Us!

Come sing with us!

Placement Auditions by appointment

Calling all kids who love to sing! Placement auditions take about 15 minutes and include some fun music activities. You can sing “Happy Birthday” or another song you know. These meetings allow the director to get to know you and decide which choir would be the best fit for you.

Sign up for an audition today.

What is the Cost?

Tuition is $625-$775, based on instruction time and level of choir. This covers all music, rehearsals and performances for the entire year. Uniform and retreat fees range from $35-$180 depending on choir and retreat destination. Financial support is available.

Learn more about Financial Assistance

Upcoming Concerts

Oct. 21 4:00pm First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake EYC Fall Concert Get Tickets
Feb. 10 6:00pm Holiday Inn-Crystal Lake EMA Gala Get Tickets
Apr. 13 4:00pm First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake EYC Spring Concert Get Tickets

Frequently Asked Questions

June of 2023 – Disney Trip just announced!

Trip Overview/Estimated Costs

Bella Voce/Cantabile/Di Canto 4th-11th graders are able to participate in the Encore Touring Choir traveling to Disney Summer 2023.

1. Friends
Although everyone in choir comes from many different towns and schools, they all love to sing. You will find new friends and excitement singing with others who feel the same way about music as you do.

2. Music
In choir, you will sing a lot of different music. Music from other cultures, styles, times and places. Music that might be familiar to you, and music that is brand new.

3. Learn
You will work on your singing technique, music reading skills and learn how to sing in harmony. Each choir focuses on how to become a better musician and singer.

4. Perform
You will share your singing with others in concerts, festivals and tours. You will also have the opportunity to offer your singing as a gift to others through community service.

5. Connection
Singing is a part of who we are. It is a way for us to connect to each other and to those around us. Singing will bring you joy your entire life.

Auditions are by appointment for the next season.

Please fill out this audition form

  • 15 minutes long
  • “Get to know you” mini-interview
  • Musical activities
  • Sing a song of your choice

An EYC staff member will meet with a parent/guardian while your student is auditioning.

We work hard to ensure that each child who loves to sing feels welcomed and accepted in our choir program. Auditions help place you in the choir that best fits your interests, experience and age. You might feel nervous about auditioning. That’s okay. Others who felt the same say, “it wasn’t as scary as I thought. It was kind of fun!”

Schedule a Placement Audition Today

Encore Youth Choir typically has three main concerts: a Fall Concert in October, a Winter Gala in February, and a Spring Concert in April.

Yes, need-based financial aid is available to all families and individuals. We believe that music is an integral part of everyone’s life. Read our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement.

Learn more about Financial Assistance

Retreat is our kick-off event of the choir season. Aria and Bella Voce Choirs have a day retreat in town with indoor pool time. Cantabile and Di Canto Choirs travel to locations such as Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Dells or Chicago for their weekend retreat.

As student’s progress through the program, they are given the opportunity to join EYC’s Touring Choir. Since 2006, Encore Touring Choir has performed in:

National Festivals:

  • National Children’s Choir Festival
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • Crescent City Choral Festival
    St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans
  • National Children’s Choir Festival
    Orchestra Hall in Chicago
  • Pacific International Choir Festival
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Disney @ Orlando, Florida

International Solo Tours:

  • Italy
  • England
  • Austria and the Czech Republic

You can link to EYC’s Google Calendar by clicking this link.