WELCOME! Celebrating the boundary-breaking joy of music!

A Message From Our Musical Director, Mr. Owen James

"Voices Without Borders" is a phrase that captures the imagination, and reflects on my own experience in music and life:  I grew up in Northern Michigan, and was taught and nurtured by many amazing and inspirational musicians. With the knowledge and exposure I received, I was able to take the joy of music with me into the world at large, and to share it and communicate-sometimes without words-with people from many countries and cultures. It is my hope and my priviledge that I might also nurture and inspire young musicians in Northern Michigan, that they, too, can carry the boundary-breaking joy of music with them wherever they go. With the Little Traverse Youth Choir, we can do that together.

Upcoming Events!

Please join us for a tasty and fun way to support the Voice Without Borders' Little Traverse Youth Choir on Sunday, May 22 at 3:00pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center's Carnegie Building as we get into Treble With Chocolate! Now's your chance to try some fantastic chocolate dessert samples from some of our favorite area restaurants, bakeries and sweet shops. Tickets are $10 and will allow 10 bite-size samples and your choice of beverage. Enjoy music from our choirs and a silent auction, too! Purchase tickets on-line here. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Special thank you to Chemical Bank, McLean & Eakin and all of our area sponsors including Julienne Tomatoes, Grand Traverse Pie Co, Johan's Pastries, Kilwins Petoskey, Friske Orchards, Dripworks, Murdick's Fudge, North Central MI College Food Service, Grain Train, Tom's Mom's Cookies, Marshall's Fudge, AR Pontius Flower Shop, Cindy's Northern Crafts, Amy Pines Design, Victoria Kann, Harper-Collins Publishing, Willson's Garden Center, and Walmart!

2016 Summer Vocal Music Workshop!

Voices Without Borders is excited to offer an Ensemble & Solo Master Class for singers ages 12 to 18! The class will take place July 25-29 and include both an ensemble and solo master class components. Click on the image to the left to learn more. Take advantage of the early bird registration May 31 and save $20. Register here!

Little Traverse Youth Choir

Do you know a youth between the ages of 7 and 19 who loves to sing?
The Little Traverse Touring Choir is open to singers aged 13-19 and meet on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the First Presbyterian Church, 501 East Mitchell St, across the street from the Petoskey District Library. The Touring Choir is under the direction of Mr. Owen James. Questions may be directed to ojames@littletraverseyouthchoir.org. Click here to learn more!

The LTYC Treble Choir, under the direction of Ms. Maria Pierpont, is open to singers aged 7-13 and meets at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on 1020 E. Mitchell Street on Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm.
Questions regarding the Treble Choir may be directed to mpierpont@littletraverseyouthchoir.org. Click here to learn more!

No prior singing experience is required for either choir; just a love of singing and an enjoyment of the friendship and sense of community music can build between individuals and across cultures. Together, we celebrate the boundary-breaking joy of music!

Click here for a link to copies of the required forms and LTYC Handbook are located. We invite you to join us for a season of music and fun!

LTYC has
performed in several Voices Without Borders Children of the World in Harmony International Choir and Dance Festivals, toured in Michigan and Canada, performed with singer and actor, Mr. Franc D'Ambrosio, the Young Americans, sung the National Anthem for the Harlem Globetrotters, performed with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra & Chorus and the Northern Michigan Chorale. The repertoire ranges from classical to sacred to contemporary, with an emphasis on classical choral training.

We are so grateful to our sponsors!

Baiardi Family Foundation