YPC National, Inc. supports and inspires youth choruses and choral conductors across the country with a program of artistic excellence, diversity, and education modeled on the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

The YPC Model™

Over the last 30 years, the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) has become a source of inspiration for many other choruses across the US and around the world, and has received numerous requests for guidance, training, and assistance to develop choruses similar to YPC.

YPC National is our response to those requests. We use the YPC model to bring together children of various backgrounds to sing at the highest artistic level. In turn, they gain understanding, appreciation and mutual respect for cultures and identities that enrich the communities they live in. Through this model, children learn to recognize the value of everyone’s voice.

How we do it

YPC National offers a suite of programs:


A youth-centered events program

YPC National Lab brings singers from diverse backgrounds and locales together to sing, learn and grow at the highest level. Our second Choral Lab takes place this summer in Tennessee.


A professional development program

YPC National Studio includes workshops, clinics, master-classes, symposia and artist residencies for educators, choral conductors, and directors.


A commissioning program

YPC National Works allows participating choruses to have access to Young People’s Chorus of NYC’s catalogue of new works commissioned from the most distinguished and acclaimed composers of our time with artistic support to enhance the learning and performance experience.


A granting program

YPC National Gives is currently in development to help choruses in need of grassroots funding.