Young People's Chorus of Erie summer camp registration now open

June 01, 2011

The Young People's Chorus of Erie will hold its third annual Regional Summer Choir Camp the week of Aug. 8-13. The camp is open to all youth ages 7 to 18 who have a passion for singing and the ability to match pitch.

The camp will be held at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and will be residential for singers ages 10 to 18; campers ages 7 to 10 will attend during the day only. Campers will receive instruction in music theory and sight-singing, and will be given private and group voice lessons. In addition to informal evening performances, campers will give a culminating public concert featuring famous television theme music at noon on Saturday.

Swimming, volleyball, kickball, crafts and team-building activities also will be part of the daily camp schedule. Additional evening activities for residential campers include a dance, talent show and campfire.

The Young People’s Chorus of Erie is northwestern Pennsylvania’s youth and children’s chorus organization. An outreach organization in residence in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend, it is the first affiliate of the internationally acclaimed, multicultural Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

The cost for residential campers is $275 and includes lodging in one of Penn State Behrend’s residence halls, all meals, activities, supplies and a camp T-shirt. The cost for day campers is $125 and includes daily lunches and dinners, snacks, activities, supplies and a T-shirt. Payment plans are offered, and scholarships of up to 50 percent of the cost are available to campers who demonstrate financial need.

Campers need not be members of the YPC Erie to attend, but an audition will be required. For additional information or registration materials, phone the YPC Erie office at 814-898-6789 or email

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Last Updated June 01, 2011