Young People’s Chorus of New York City provides children of all cultural and economic backgrounds with a program of music education and choral performance that seeks to fulfill each child’s potential, while creating a model of artistic excellence and diversity that enriches the community.

Founded in 1988 by Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez, a MacArthur “genius” Fellow, this groundbreaking program has changed the perception of the capabilities of a children’s chorus, dramatically heightening an awareness of the unlimited potential of a young choir to rise to unforeseen levels of artistry and establishing the youth chorus as a significant and often untapped instrument for making music. In 2011 YPC was presented with America’s highest award for young people by First Lady Michelle Obama: a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.