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.

On February 9, Voices Without Borders will showcase the amazing talent in Northern Michigan when A Time to Shine brightens the stage at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts! From choral music to rock, Broadway to Beethoven, poetry to comedy, ballet to modern dance, solos to large ensembles, we want to see Northern Michigan's best! 
Auditions are open to entertainers of all ages. Performances must be family-friendly and should not exceed 4 minutes in length. Live auditions will take place in Petoskey on January 12, 2019 at the Petoskey United Methodist Church from 10am-5pm. If you are auditioning for dance, please schedule a time between 1pm and 5pm.  You may sign up for an audition time here. Audition videos may also be uploaded to YouTube and the private link and contact information e-mailed to vwbchoir@gmail.com by January 12, 2019. Winners will be notified by January 15, 2019. Those selected for the Feb. 9 show must be available for a 2:00pm dress rehearsal on February 9, as well as the evening performance. 

Tickets for the event will be available at www.greatlakescfa.org. The evening will include live and silent auctions and fun for all. Stay tuned for more information, both here and at the Little Traverse Youth Choir's Facebook page. Proceeds for A Time to Shine will help Voices Without Borders fund our mission for the 2018-19 Little Traverse Youth & Treble Choirs and for the 2019 Children of the World in Harmony Festival. We thank you for your support!

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 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

Charlevoix Kiwanis Youth Foundation

Kiwanis Club of Petoskey

Holy Childhood of Jesus Church

Marana Webber Tost Charitable Fund




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