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 Great Lakes Youth Choir (formerly Little Traverse Treble Choir) and the Great Lakes Treble Choir (formerly Little Traverse Treble Choir) and presents the international Children of the World in Harmony Choir & Dance Festivals.

A special thank you to the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts for their support of  Voices Without Borders!
We are so grateful for the support we receive from friends near and far who help us to offer a life-changing experience for our young singers! Please consider a tax-deductible gift and 
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A Time to Shine returns on February 8!
Join us on February 8, 2020 for the 2nd Annual A Time to Shine at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts! Tickets are available at greatlakescfa.org (VIP - $25/General Admission - $10). The evening's entertainment will include a sparkling celebration of Northern MI stars, as well as live and silent auctions. Join us for a fantastic evening while helping the Great Lakes Youth Choir reach Carnegie Hall in June, 2020.

Voices Without Borders is currently accepting applications to perform center stage on  February 8. YouTube submissions may be emailed to vwbchoir@gmail.com by midnight, January 17, 2020. Live auditions will be held in Petoskey on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Visit this link to learn more and to register for an audition time.

We're growing and so is our name!
When the Little Traverse Youth Choir began in 2010, it consisted of singers from predominantly the Little Traverse Bay Area. Our membership now spans from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron, with singers from the northern MI communities of Alanson, Boyne City, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Cross Village, Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Vanderbilt and Wolverine. We felt it important that our name reflect our membership. Voices Without Borders is excited to present the Great Lakes Youth and Treble Choirs, formerly Little Traverse Youth and Treble Choirs for the 2019-20 seasons! Rehearsals begin September 12th. Please help us spread the word to any northern Michigan youth, ages 7-20, who love to sing! 

We're so excited to have singers from all across northern Michigan join us for the 2019-20 seasons! Singers, ages 7-13 years, are invited to join the Great Lakes Treble Choir under the direction of Monica Pavel-Kissinger, and piano accompanist, Cynda Coleman. Singers, ages 13-20 years, are invited to audition for the Great Lakes Youth Choir under the direction of Kevin Wells, and piano accompanist, Amy Rhudy.

Voices Without Borders is extremely grateful for the continued support of Sir Franc D'Ambrosio and Michael Porter Tilley of our Little Traverse Youth Choir and the Children of the World in Harmony Festivals. We learned so much during the masterclass and were honored to be included in Franc D'Ambrosio ~ Hollywood:  Songs from the Silver Screen at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts.

The Great Lakes Youth Choir is heading to Carnegie Hall in June, 2020! Both choirs will be accepting new members when our new seasons begin January 9! 

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 for 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