About BMYC

Blue Mountains
Youth Choir

 

  

 Photography by eames K

Photography by eames K

 

Photography by eames K

 

Patrons:
Aunty Carol Cooper - Elder of the Dharug and Gundungura Nations
Senator the Hon. Doug Cameron

 

               

                                   On stage with the Australian Girls' Choir July 2018

                        School Holiday Workshops

Paul Jarman is returning to the Blue Mountains this year to present another fabulous series of workshops for children (ages 9 - 16).  Paul is widely recognised throughout the world as a leading composer, conductor and educator and his entertaining workshops with BMYC have been immensely popular. This year's event will be in the October school holidays on the following dates:

Thursday 11 October      9.30am to 4.00pm
Friday 12 October          9.30am to 4.00pm
Saturday 13 October      9.30am followed by Concert at 12.30pm

Venue: Mid-Mountains Community Centre

Cost:  $120 for one child, $200 for two children, $260 for three children

                                       Book early to avoid disappointment!


BMYC Musical Director Catriona McKay is a highly qualified and experienced music teacher, specialising in singing and choral tuition.  Our program includes sight singing, music theory and vocal technique as well as ensemble singing.  

BMYC members are provided with regular performing opportunities accompanied by local professional musicians, as well as access to workshops and masterclasses, ensuring the highest quality musical experiences.  We have a strong focus on Australian music, especially new works from Blue Mountains composers, and present these songs in our concerts and other performances throughout the year.

Our Junior and Senior choirs are non-auditioned and inclusive of all children at any level of ability and experience, with all children participating in concerts for family and friends.  Additional opportunities are provided for children who demonstrate a high standard of musical ability, commitment and reliability, through our auditioned Performance Choir 'Wollemi Voices'.  Auditions take place in Term One or Two and are open to all members of BMYC.

Highlights of our 2018 program include two fabulous workshops for children, the world-renowned Australian Girls' Choir in June/July, then in October, Australian composer and conductor of music for children Paul Jarman will return for another of his wonderfully entartaining and educational workshops, open to all interested children.

Our current Policies and Fee Schedule are available here to view or download.  Please read these before registering your interest.

    
Register now for a free trial session, or contact us for further information.

(Our regular weekly after-school sessions are in recess for Term Three)
 
 
KATOOMBA SESSIONS: St. Hilda's Anglican Church, Katoomba Street
 Wednesdays 4.00pm to 5.15pm
SPRINGWOOD SESSIONS:
Frazer Memorial Church Hall, Macquarie Road
Mondays  4.00pm - 5.15pm
   
   
2017 Highlights 

  

Paul Jarman Workshop 2017 

Around 50 children from BMYC and the local community attended a fun-filled weekend workshop with our fabulous tutor Paul Jarman

 

 

  


Paul Jarman Workshop 2017 

An intensive learning experience!



   

Paul Jarman Workshop 2017 

Rehearsing for the final concert for family and friends

 

Our Gala end-of-year concert! 

A wonderful concert at the Kindlehill Performance space finished off our year in great style.

   
 

 

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