Elementary After-School Chorus | Kids Out and About San Francisco

Elementary After-School Chorus

Founded in 1974, the Oakland Youth Chorus unites diverse communities and transforms young people’s lives through excellence in music education and community performance. Through joyful, affirming and top-quality music education and performance programs we welcome and serve all children and youth, celebrate their cultures and unique strengths, and connect them to each other, helping them amplify their voices for change needed to bring harmony to our world.

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For more than 45 years, we've encouraged young people to find their voices and helped amplify them to create a better world. From Mozart to Motown, South African freedom songs to original commissioned works, Mexican lullabies to Filippino folk songs - we sing it together in harmony.

OYC offers:

  • Award winning choral training
  • Family friendly culture
  • Inspiring Community Performances for all program levels
  • Focus on diversity and inclusion.

We're looking for kids in grades 2 - 6, who love music, sing in the car or with ITunes playlists, and want to learn songs, games, and movement from different styles of music and songs from around the world.  Whether live on Zoom with supported practice resources, or in person (outdoors and masked), our teachers create engaging and connected learning experiences that support young people in connecting to friends, expressing themselves, singing joyfully, and building respect and understanding for diverse cultures and peoples.

Join the Oakland Youth Chorus and create Harmony at Home and in our community! 

Regular weekly classes will be held online via Zoom.  If community covid-levels allow, we hope to meet in person 1 - 2 times this semester for special outdoor, masked and distanced all-ages choral performances. 

NO PRIOR MUSIC EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. We ask of our singers that they fully participate and support each other as learners and friends so we can grow together in harmony.  

Our curriculum meets CA educational Visual and Performing Arts standards.  Singers are placed in the appropriate rehearsal group to allow them to thrive based upon their individual skill level.  Elementary singers (grades 2 - 6) will connect in opening connecting activities, build skills in solfege, rhythms, movement and beginning theory, sing in small groups, and use call/response and other strategies to learn new songs and languages. Elementary-level classes include special community building activities - in the past these have included pet introductions, found object rhythm ensembles, musical scavenger hunts at home, and writing/arranging songs online with their teachers.  


OYC will provide practice materials so students can record themselves for participation in virtual chorus performances in the fall/winter semester. 

Other Details:
There is an additional $35 materials fee for performance attire needed for virtual choir performances. This fee includes shipping to families. 

To learn more and register for our Elementary class (Wednesdays 5 - 5:45 pm) visit https://bit.ly/OYCFall21Registration2-5


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Oakland Youth Chorus


685 14th Street
Oakland, CA, 94612
United States


(510) 287-9700
Contact name: 
Oakland Youth Chorus
5:00PM - 5:45PM


6-8 years 9-12 years