• A life-long love of music is one of the most important legacies we can give our children.

    That's we why founded the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir: to teach, educate, and perform choral music of all kinds. Our four choirs start as young as kindergarten, and our oldest singers are seniors in high school.

    Best of all, our singers truly build a sense of community with each other as well as with our directors. And, we have a lot of fun in the process!

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Our Choirs

HCYC Wins Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment Award

The board and staff of Hillsboro Community Youth Choir would like to express sincere thanks to the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council for their recent award to acknowledge our achievements in the first decade of our service.

We are extremely grateful for the Council’s acknowledgement of our dedication, commitment, and success in serving and supporting aspiring young musicians in Washington and the surrounding counties. See more about the award here.

What is the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir?

Proudly serving Washington and the surrounding counties, the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir (HCYC) is made up of three choirs of young singers from grades K – 12.

Our two auditioned choirs include Premiere for grades 5 – 8, and Encore for grades 9 – 12.

We also offer two non-auditioned sections of our Prelude choir for grades K – 2 and 3 – 4.

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Upcoming Events


Here’s what we are up to:

Auditions for Premiere & Encore Choirs

August 15 – 19, 2016 (Details to be announced)

Parent Night – September 7, 2016
(Details to be announced)

This will be a quick meet and greet, registration and time to pay tuition.
Please make plans to be there.

First Prelude Rehearsal
September 12, 2016

First Premiere & Encore choir rehearsals
September 14, 2016

Choir Retreat (Premiere & Encore)
October 22, 2016

Burgerville Community Event
November 21, 2016
2401 NE Cornell Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Come join us as we celebrate our HCYC community. You’ll get the opportunity to meet parents, our wonderful music directors, board members and hear the children sing.

These are fun events and it’s usually a full house.

And Burgerville is generously donating part of the proceeds to HCYC.

Become a Member!

Young Singers Wanted!

If you are a young singer in Washington, Multnomah or any of the surrounding counties, we would love to talk to you about joining one of our choirs! We’re always looking for new singers.

There are many opportunities for fun, such as group retreats and outings Choral Directors Mary Kay Babcock and Lindsey Lefler are the BEST – ask any choir member – you’ll have a blast and learn a ton. Premiere and Encore choir rehearsals take place on Wednesdays after school at Century High School.

You might wonder what it is like to audition! Most auditions will last less than 10 minutes. You will be asked to demonstrate your lowest useful note and your highest useful note via simple fun vocal exercises, you will sing back three note phrases to test your ability to retain pitch. Lastly, you’ll be invited to sing a familiar song in your range.

Note: Auditions are not required for the Prelude Choir (grades K – 4). Prelude choir rehearsals take place after school on Mondays at Century High School.

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