John Haines, Director
Carolina Youth Chorale (CYC,) is an SATB choir for homeschooled students during the high school years.
Goal: to inspire students to fully worship God through music, to strive for high musical standards, grow and develop their singing, and to kindle a love and passion for great music.
- Members are auditioned.
- Young men: after voice change through age 18 or high school graduation
- Young women: Must be age 14 on or before October 15th and in 9th -12th grade.
As the choir learns difficult and challenging music in four or more parts they are developing their musical ear. Excellent singing requires very keen discipline. Discipline and self control, focus and teamwork are required of each member as they learn to sit quietly (which is harder than it seems,) listen to the instructions and fully apply themselves to developing new singing habits, to listen to the voices around them and unify their sound instead of attempting to dominate, to blend their vowels into one congenial sound, being mindful of blend.
An attitude of thankfulness and a willingness to work hard are a must and are more integral then the level or talent of their voices.
All parents are required to support this choir by signing up to volunteer for various jobs during the year.