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Missoula’s premier youth choir is now accepting members in the 6th  through 11th grades for the 2016-2017 season.

  • Travel and exchange with youth choirs in Montana and the Northwest.
  • Perform challenging and varied repertoire while building musical and vocal technique.

* General Information*

Please join us for our Open House on Saturday, February 11, 2017! All singers are welcome to come and experience a rehearsal with the Bella Armonia Youth Chorale and director Dr. David Edmonds. Rehearsal is from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm at the UM School of Music on the second floor.

During the second semester, the choir will be traveling to Spokane to experience an exchange with a premiere youth choir in Spokane.

Second semester tuition for BAYC is $100 and includes enrollment in the Acadamy.

International Choral Festival Music Academy tuition is $40 per semester.

Registration is open! Please click here for the registration form.

*NEW* International Choral Festival Music Academy *NEW*

  • All choir members are automatically enrolled
  • Courses in music theory, ear training, and sight-singing
  • Music theory curriculum aligns with state-approves AP Music Theory guidelines
  • Also open to NON-choir members ($40 per semester for “academy only” tuition
  • Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (Choir and Academy)

Dr. David Edmonds, director of choral studies at the University and board member of ICF, is excited to conduct and facilitate the artistic vision of this group. David has directed and conducted a very successful youth choir in Nebraska, and now brings his expertise and enthusiasm to students in Western Montana.

“Singing with 700 talented musicians from all around the world was an incredible eye-opener to the power of music that brings people together. It was breathtakingly beautiful.”

~Noel, choir member-Bach Children’s Chorus