Founded in 2019 by Dr. Steven Brundage, GYC’s mission is to develop and inspire young singers through excellent choral performance and instruction. We believe music is in every child and for every child; and so, GYC provides a place for every young person who loves to sing and is committed to personal and vocal growth.
GYC offers 4 ensembles that serve singers in grades K5-12. Singers rehearse weekly in downtown Greenville at First Presbyterian Church and perform in regular winter and spring concerts. Additional concert opportunities are available to select singers and include performances at the Peace Center alongside the International Ballet, the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, and with partner choral organizations like Rivertree Singers.
GYC singers have the opportunity to travel on performance trips to Carnegie Hall in New York City, to Chicago and Washington D.C. Additionally, each summer, GYC holds its “Summer on Stage” music camp and music video project for singers ages 6-18.
Laura Cook Brundage conducts Chamber Singers, GYC’s SATB choir, and serves as GYC’s Artistic Director. Laura also serves as an Assistant Professor on the Vocal Studies faculty at Bob Jones University where she conducts the BJU Lyric Choir and teaches private voice. Since 2019, Laura has also served as Executive Director of the award-winning community choir Rivertree Singers that has been featured throughout the southeast including at The Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC and at the ACDA Southern Division Conference in Jacksonville, FL.
Steven Brundage is the founder and Executive Director of Greenville Youth Chorale. Additionally, Steven serves as pianist for Apprentice Choir and Chamber Singers. He is passionate about choral music and children’s music education, having been a founding member of Rivertree Singers and having established Copland Sound in 2013, a piano studio for pianists ages 5-18. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano pedagogy from the University of South Carolina and previously served on the editorial board of the Frances Clark Center’s Piano Pedagogy Journal.
Jon is serves as conductor for Concert Choir, GYC’s ensemble for unchanged voices in grades 5th-7th. Jon is an award-winning choral composer and arranger, published with Beckenhorst Press, Chorister’s Guild, Soundforth, and Majesty Music. He also serves as the choral music teacher at Blue Ridge High School and is a frequent clinician throughout the Southeast.
Katelyn is an award-winning music educator, serving as conductor for Apprentice Choir, GYC’s ensemble for 2nd-4th grades. Katelyn has worked with GYC since its founding in 2019, having conducted GYC’s First Impressions choir for K5-1st grades, and assisted with GYC’s Virtual Choirs, music videos, and Summer on Stage series. Katelyn is the chorus teacher at Florence Chapel Middle School in Spartanburg District 5. She was the 2023 recipient of the “Outstanding Young Music Educator of the Year” award by the SC Music Educator’s Association.
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