Quincy Area Youth Chorus

Celebrating 25 years!

The QAYC Conductors are coordinating plans for a season that is both meaningful and safe. Please check back for updates.

QAYClogoThe Quincy Area Youth Chorus joined QSOA in 1995. The Chorus includes children from ages 8 through high school from the surrounding, tri-state area.

QAYC rehearses select Saturdays and Sundays throughout the school year.

To join QAYC, contact the Symphony office at 217-222-2856 for audition dates and times.

The Concert Choir of the Quincy Area Youth Chorus performs “Lunar Lullaby” in their homes, Spring 2020.



Quincy Area Youth Chorus auditions are generally held in May, August, & December. For more information, please call the Quincy Symphony Orchestra office at 217-222-2856.

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Quincy Area Youth Chorus Conductors

Paul Shelor

Paul Shelor

Amy Fairchild

Amy Fairchild



The Quincy Area Youth Chorus is funded in part by Encore! Symphony Volunteer Council, the Michelmann Foundation, the Tracy Family Foundation, the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund, Jayne & Leroy Boeckelman Fund for Young Musicians, Arthur O. & Lela B. Lindsay Fund, and Alan L. Stiegemeier and Mary Ellen Stiegemeier Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

More Information

QAYC Membership Application (PDF – Updated 8/27/21)

QAYC Spring 2022 Rehearsal / Concert Schedule (PDF – Updated 3/28/22)

Pay Tuition Online

Pay Tuition Online

QAYC Performances

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 – 3 p.m.

Joyful & Triumphant
Quincy Symphony Chorus
QJHS Morrison Theater
14th & Maine

The Youth Chorus will perform songs side-by-side with the adult Chorus and will also perform a song of their own.

Saturday, March 26, 2022 – 6 p.m.

Annual Spring Concert
Quincy Area Youth Chorus
Trinity United Church of Christ
2020 S. 24th St

Sunday, April 10, 2022 – 3 p.m.

Natural Wonders
Quincy Area Youth Chorus
Quincy Symphony Orchestra & choruses
Quincy Jr. High School
14th & Maine St.
Admission $18/$15. Children 18 & under free.