It all starts with the love of singing. Founded in 1992 by Artistic Director Dianne Berkun, the GRAMMY award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy BYCA supplies an unparalleled vocal music education and performing experience for New York City kids. At BYCA, kids who love to sing can evolve their voices and their skills, and experience the joy of performing in a world-class vocal ensemble.


Contact Details

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  City Brooklyn, NY
  Zip Code 11201
  Address 179 Pacific St
  Phone Number (718) 243-9447

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One of the highlights for the experienced Brooklyn Youth Chorus singer is the opportunity to tour and perform across the country and abroad. Touring represents a unique chance for the children to broaden their social and cultural horizons, to meet choristers from around the world, and share their love of music. Every trip the chorus makes offers our students the opportunity to grow and mature.


At Brooklyn Youth Chorus, when we train singers, we nurture their voices and ambitions. We consider a young voice a resource that needs care, encouragement and time to blossom. The old-fashioned notion of learning by doing is alive here, paired with a modern, healthy approach so our singers can develop and thrive. Brooklyn Youth Chorus students are trained using the Cross-Choral Training method, a proven holistic and experiential approach to teaching voice and musicianship in a group setting, designed by Founder & Artistic Director Dianne Berkun Menaker.