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!

Voices Without Borders is excited to present a vocal music workshop! Class size is limited. Reserve your spot today! 
The workshop's ensemble, under the direction of Music Director Owen James and guest clinicians including Dr. Chris Ludwa, will sample both core choral and culturally diverse repertoires culminating in two evening public concerts, Thursday, July 28 and part of Petoskey's Sidewalk Sales Events on Friday, July 29.
Solo Master Class
During this portion of the workshop, singers may work on solo pieces from any genre they have selected, receiving nurturing, supportive instruction from Mr. James and guest instructors. Singers will explore the historic roots of the music they enjoy. Soloists will have an opportunity to audition to be featured in the final concerts.

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