Music Electives

For choristers who wish to broaden their musical and technical skills, Brooklyn Youth Chorus houses an extensive music electives program, offering private vocal and instrument lessons, performance workshops, music theory classes and more. Those who study privately have the opportunity to perform for friends and family in a recital at the end of each term. These courses are optional for students but are strongly encouraged.

A sampling of elective music courses and workshops that have been offered in the past includes:

  • Middle School Audition Prep
  • High School Audition Prep
  • Musicianship Study Session/Advanced Music Theory
  • Theatre Workshops
  • Vocal Jazz Workshops

Elective Faculty

Brooklyn Youth Chorus is proud to have experienced and talented teachers to work with students of all ages. Full bios can be found here.


Sara Paar
Michelle Rosen
Mara Waldman


Leah Miles
Julian Shore
Mara Waldman


John Schmergel