The Little Traverse Youth Choir (LTYC) was formed in Febr
uary 2010 under the auspices of Voices Without Borders, Inc. The auditioned choir is comprised of youth, ages 8-19, in two separate performing groups. The more advanced Touring Choir performs throughout the year in a variety of settings. The Treble Choir has three shorter performing seasons. Both choirs perform in the VWB Children of the World in Harmony International Choir and Dance Festival. LTYC has toured in Michigan and Canada, performed with the Young Americans, the Harlem Globetrotters, the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra & Chorus and hosted the Fancy Nancy Tea Parties at Stafford's Bay View Inn in Petoskey. The repertoire ranges from classical to sacred to contemporary, with an emphasis on classical choral training. In June 2013, the Touring Choir went on a ten-day concert tour in French-speaking Canada and were hosts to the 2014 Children of the World in Harmony International Choir & Dance Festival!
This season, the Choir will be performing in venues throughout Northern Michigan and members will learn from varied professional vocal teachers and workshop leaders. We will also perform with visiting choirs from Vietnam, Arizona and Canada as a part of a six-day summer cultural exchange project. The season will run from the first rehearsal to July 1, 2015.

The LTYC are welcoming new members. Young men and women, ages 14-19, may audition for The Touring Choir which rehearses Thursday evenings 6:30pm to 8:00pm at First Christian Church of Petoskey (corner of Liberty and Monroe). New singers do not need to prepare an audition piece. Their voices will be evaluated during the audition process. Tuition for the season is $100. Partial scholarships are available.

For more information contact the Choir's Director, Aleta Watton by e-mail at awatton@littletraverseyouthchoir.org.

Younger singers, ages 8-13 years are invited to join the Little Traverse Treble Choir. The Treble Choir members should have a desire to learn to read music and part singing and should aspire to move into the Touring Choir. This choir will present concerts locally. Tuition for the season is $50. Partial scholarships are available. The Treble Choir rehearses Tuesday evenings 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 1400 E. Mitchell St in Petoskey. For more information, contact Choir Director, Jamie Platte by e-mail at pontiusflowers@gmail.com.

LTYC is a program of Voices Without Borders, Inc., a local non-profit organization, which also produces the Children of the World in Harmony Festivals. VWB, Inc. was founded to promote, support, and sponsor choral music and dance performances and other performing arts activities for young eople in our schools and communities throughout Northern Michigan.

LTYC appreciates the support from grants awarded by the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, The Charlevoix County Community Foundation, the Michigan Council on the Arts and Humanities, the Baiardi Family Foundation, Marana Tost Webber Charitable Trust, the Petoskey Rotary Club Charities, the Kiwanis Club of Petoskey and the Northern Michigan Chorale, as well as from its many other patrons, donors, and sponsors.