OAKLAND YOUTH CHORUS Overview
Target demographics: OYC serves children and youth ages 5-21 in Oakland, Alameda, and reaching throughout the East Bay.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 600 singers in the 2012-13 season
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help our production staff with our concerts, help to create social media posts, distribute marketing materials to schools and community sites, or support our organization's fundraising campaigns.
Geographic areas served: Alameda County
Programs: OYC produces two professional choral concerts per year for all of our singers, performs at Bay Area community events, and offers students vocal and performance training. OYC also offers in-school and after-school vocal and general music training to children in 14 Oakland and Alameda schools and community based sites, including a chorus for homeschoolers.
Over 500 elementary school children participated in OYC's All-City and school-based Miracle Choruses in Oakland and Alameda last season. They performed with Mr. Steve of PBS Kids in the Oakland Holiday Parade, performed at Rhythmix Cultural Works' 5th anniversary celebration in Alameda, and wowed the audience at OYC's two annual concerts.