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Hill Country Youth Chorus

Founded in 2005, The Hill Country Youth Chorus provides an accessible, comprehensive music education and performance program that serves boys and girls from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. The curriculum equips these young artists with the musical skills that enable them to seek the highest artistic standards in performances of challenging music. It is hoped that the discipline and concentration learned by each student-artist in rehearsal and performance will instill in them the values necessary to succeed in music and life. HCYC’s emphasis on excellence spotlights the collective strength inherent in young people collaborating in the fulfillment of a collective idea. The potential for human achievement provided by this model merits a resonance throughout the wider sphere of community life.

Texas State University hosts the Hill Country Youth Chorus on Monday evenings. Rehearsals take place in room 222 of the School of Music Building on the Texas State University Campus in San Marcos, Texas. HCYC acknowledges that not every one of its students will follow the road all the way to the professional stage. Yet, the discipline and concentration young men and women learn in rehearsal and performance will serve them the rest of their lives, whatever their future. Singers in the choir are those with unchanged voices, ages 7-18. The singers have three different ensembles available to them:

 

 
Prelude Choir welcomes 7 and 8 year-old singers and is directed by Mr. Miguel Zuniga.
Bravo Chorale is comprised of all of the singers, ages 9-18 in HCYC. Directed by Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer.
Encore Ensemble is an auditioned group of more advanced singers. Auditions for Encore Ensemble are held during the first week of October and February. Singers who participate in Encore Ensemble are also required to sing in Bravo Chorale. Directed by Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer.

Rehearsals

Singers rehearse on Monday evenings at the Texas State School of Music (corner of Sessom and LBJ):

Prelude Choir   6:30-7:15 pm (room 221)

Bravo Chorale  6:30-7:45 pm (room 222)

Encore Ensemble  7:50-8:15 pm (room 222)

 

Performances

Those parties interested in inviting the Hill Country Youth Chorus for a performance may contact Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer: lbrinckmeyer@txstate.edu; 512-245-2194.