The mission of Voices Without Borders, Inc. is to promote, support, and sponsor choral music, dance, and other related activities for young people in our schools and communities throughout Greater Northern Michigan and to offer similar opportunities to promote friendship and understanding through music and dance between children and youth from around the world who are invited to participate in VWB programs. Voices Without Borders, Inc. sponsors the Little Traverse Youth Choir and the Little Traverse Treble Choir and presents the international Children of the World in Harmony Choir & Dance Festivals.

Adopt a Star today! We are so grateful for the support we receive from friends near and far who help us to offer a tuition-free life-changing experience for our young singers! Please consider a tax-deductible gift today.

We're so excited to have singers from all across northern Michigan join us for the 2018-19 season! Singers, ages 7-13 years, are invited to join the Little Traverse Treble Choir under the direction of Maria Pierpont, and accompanist, Ella Ruthig. Singers, ages 13-20 years, are invited to audition for the Little Traverse Youth Choir under the direction of Kevin Wells, and accompanist, Amy Rhudy.

Audition for Master Class with Franc D'Ambrosio!

Following the "Audition Workshop for Singers", serious young singers, ages 13-19, are invited to audition to participate in a May 9th VWB master class for singers with Franc D’Ambrosio, Broadway’s Longest Running Phantom of the Opera. Voices Without Borders will conduct auditions for that master class on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 1:00-3:00PM. at Petoskey United Methodist Church. Singers will be informed of the time of their audition upon receipt of their application. Please register at the link above.

Master Class with Franc D'Ambrosio!
On Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:00PM, Broadway and film star Franc D’Ambrosio will present a VWB master class for the three audition winners. During the class, Mr. D’Ambrosio will conduct 15 to 20 minute work sessions with each singer, focusing on the student’s performance and presentation.  While these sessions occur in front of an audience, a supportive environment is created for each student in order to have an optimal learning experience. The master class, open to the public and the audition workshop, will be held at Petoskey United Methodist Church. 

Voices Without Borders presents Franc D'Ambrosio on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts!

I have seen a lot of concerts in my time and I have to say Franc D'Ambrosio's Broadway is one of the best I have seen. ~ The New York Times

Voices Without Borders is extremely grateful for Franc D'Ambrosio's continued support of our Little Traverse Youth Choir and the Children of the World in Harmony Festivals. 

Franc D'Ambrosio is best known for his impressive portrayal of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical, The Phantom of the Opera. Franc has been recognized as the world's longest-running Phantom and is affectionately known as the "Iron Man of the Mask."

Franc's resume also includes an Academy Award-nominated film where he played the opera-singing son of Al Pacino and Diane Keaton in the GODFATHER III. He also sang the Academy Award-winning theme song of the movie, Speak Softly Love, for both the film and the soundtrack. His performances of the theme song have garnered over one million hits on YouTube. Franc has toured his one-man shows nationally and internationally for 11 years, releasing three solo CDs.

Concert tickets are available at www.greatlakescfa.orgor by calling the box office at 231.439.2610. $50/$35/$25 Adult/$10 Student

2018 Dublin Choral Festival & the American Celebration of Music in Scotland!

The Little Traverse Youth Choir performed at the prestigious international Dublin Cho
ral Festival and the American Celebration of Music in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland from June 12-21, 2018! It was truly life-changing and we are so grateful for the support that allowed ourvoices to soar across the AtlanticWe were honored to be joined on tour by Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Center's Dance Unbound and plans are in the works for their participation in the 2019 Children of the World in Harmony Festival in Northern MI. Our tour culminated in performances at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts Community Open House in Bay Harbor on July 8 and at the Cheboygan Opera House on August 5. 

Please visit our tour blog at www.littletraverseyouthchoir.wordpress.com to learn more about our time in Ireland and Scotland!

We are so grateful to the following sponsors for making "A Time to Shine" a sparkling success! 

We are so grateful to our sponsors!

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PHSACF Youth Advisory Committee

Family Fund
Erickson Family Fund
Baiardi Family Foundation
Leo S. Guthman Fund
Manthei Charitable Trust
Rotary Club of Petoskey Sunrise
Noon Rotary Club of Petoskey

Charlevoix Kiwanis Youth Foundation

Kiwanis Club of Petoskey

Holy Childhood of Jesus Church

Marana Webber Tost Charitable Fund

Jay E. Balasz, D.D.S.
Northwoods Chiropractic
Northern Copy Express
Pine River Jazz Band
Williams Office Equipment