The Young Choral Academy (YCA) is Malaysia’s first and premier Academy for choral music, providing specialist training programmes, courses and support in all areas related to choral music – singing, conducting, musicianship and we also organize exchange programmes with our growing network of choral organizations from around the world. We work with children’s, school, youth, collegiate and university choirs from all over Malaysia and provide mentorships in areas of choral development and management. The Academy prepares choirs for international festivals, competitions, workshops and is a training centre for music teachers based on the Kodaly Method. Another aspect of our work is the commission and publication of choral works and arrangements from Malaysian composers, giving a platform for Malaysian choral music to be heard on a wider scale.
The Academy is home to several award-winning choirs – The Kuala Lumpur Children’s Choir, The Subang Jaya Children’s Choir, Gaudeamus Youth Choir and the Young KL Singers (YKLS). Our choirs consistently work with leading arts, music and choral organizations in Malaysia and abroad. We are also the proud organizer of the Malaysian Choral Eisteddfod (MCE). This annual event, one of Malaysia’s leading independent choral festivals, serves as a platform for singers, choirs, conductors and teachers to work with a distinguished team of international choral clinicians through our series of symposiums, competitions and festival concerts. Our work has been supported and endorsed by the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MoE), ABRSM International Sponsorship Fund (UK) and links with INTERKULTUR (Germany) and the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM).
Above all we are a fun loving organization, dedicated to Enriching Life Through Singing!