YPC National Summer Lab and Studio
in residence at
Music Academy | Santa Barbara, California
July 22-29, 2024
The YPC National Studio, held in conjunction with the YPC National Choral Lab, is an exceptional professional development workshop that brings together choral professionals for a comprehensive experience. During this workshop, participants have the opportunity to:
- Collaborate with the acclaimed Young People’s Chorus of New York City, led by the renowned conductor Francisco J. Núñez, who serves as the Founder and Artistic Director of the ensemble, along with the esteemed YPC team of master teachers.
- Explore new repertoire and engage with composers-in-residence, gaining valuable insights and expanding their musical horizons.
- Hone their conducting gestures, enhance score analysis skills, and refine vocal techniques through practical sessions and guidance.
- Engage in meaningful discussions centered around the 21st Century youth choir, delving into relevant topics and exchanging ideas with fellow professionals.
- Participate in discussions surrounding the 21st Century youth choir
By participating in the YPC National Studio, choral professionals can elevate their skills, broaden their perspectives, and contribute to the advancement of the choral community.
Concinamus comes from the Latin verb Concino, which means: to celebrate in song, to agree, to sing together.
In 2019, we inaugurated YPC Concinamus, a national ensemble consisting of members of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City and singers from around the country. YPC National Studio participants will have the opportunity to conduct YPC Concinamus again this summer.
2024 Artist in Residency
Francisco J. Núñez
Francisco Núñez is a MacArthur Fellow, composer, conductor, visionary, leading figure in music education, and the Artistic Director/Founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York, renowned worldwide for its diversity and artistic excellence. He is sought after not only as a guest conductor by professional orchestras, chamber ensembles, and choirs in North America and Europe, but also as a master teacher and advisor for choral workshops, demonstrations, and festivals worldwide.
Elizabeth Núñez is the Associate Artistic Director and the conductor, choral clinician, soloist, and founding artistic director of the SoHarmoniums Women’s Choir. She has conducted in the New York City’s most prestigious venues, on national television, and has led YPC to first prize at the Cantonigròs International Music Festival and the title “Choir of the World” at the International Choral Kathaumixw Festival.
As a highly acclaimed conductor, educator, and advocate for choral music, Doreen Rao brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our program. Her passion for nurturing young voices and fostering artistic growth aligns perfectly with our mission. We are excited to have her join us at the YPC National Studio and Lab, where she will inspire and guide our talented students and contribute to the vibrant choral community we have built.