Grand Finale

Grand Finale
Combined Apprentice, Advanced, and Concert Choirs.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Parent Memo 9/12/17

Dear Parents,

The first rehearsals last night were fantastic! Linda says, "I loved working with such bright, brave, eager to learn students! Keep up the good work! And keep sending us new students through September!"

We will be communicating with parents on the YA Blog. Please go to this Blog weekly for photos, student of the week articles, and announcements to parents. (We will no longer send paper memos.)

Also, please note that there has been a slight adjustment in tuition. Go to the website (by clicking on the picture above), choose Information, then Tuition.

Six handsome singers!

Thursday, September 7, 2017


Tuesday was an exciting evening for us! Auditioning new students is always fun--even tho' it is a little scary sometimes! I love to try to help you do your best!

Checking the progression of students who are already in choir is always rewarding. Sometimes your growth is amazing--both vocally and physically! 😉

Congratulations to each of you new students! And congratulations to all who advanced!

Please note: We will keep auditioning and accepting new students through September, so encourage your friends to join with you. Just have them call and make an appointment.

We are busy working on choir music and talking about how to make the Advanced Choir uniforms more attractive. If you have good ideas, please pass them along!

See you Tuesday! Be a little early so that we can get everyone seated properly!

Let the rehearsals begin!

Monday, August 21, 2017


We have had a wonderful summer! We hope you have too! Lots of company and family activities,  and lots of work! It must be time to sing again!😉

It has been fun going through music and finding great songs to sing! We think you will love learning them! Your discipline and work ethic will make exciting things possible this year!

Please introduce your talented friends to the choir. Invite them to "like" us on FaceBook, and send them to our website ( to listen to our music. Everyone wants to be part of a "winning team!"

Auditions are September 5th from 5-8 P.M.  at the Nampa Civic Center for all new singers, and for students desiring to advance. New students will pay an audition fee of $10. Also, tuition may now be paid by credit card!

Rehearsals begin September 12th

Apprentice Choir, 5:00-5:50 P.M.
Advanced Choir,   6:00-6:50 P.M.
Concert Choir,      7:00-8:10 P.M.
Premier Singers,   8:20-9:15 P.M.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


To all Singers from Linda,

Oh how wonderful it was to end the Young Artists season with such a brilliantly performed concert! Each choir did such a wonderful job!

I was so impressed with Apprentice Choir’s perfect discipline, and how they sparkled at the audience! They sang beautifully!

Advance Choir’s sound was totally amazing! Bruce said they gave Premier Singers a “run for their money!” That means they were singing such a mature sound and did such a great performance! Congratulations on an amazing job!

Concert Choir gave a truly award winning “gold” performance! It was even better than the California performance! Just two more rehearsals and adding missing people made an almost perfection performance! What a great job you did with the contrast in song styles!

Premier Singers were so “spot on!” We loved their performance. Their tone was beautiful—they were beautiful! KU-KU was a totally happy tone and confidence builder for us. Paint Me a Song was lyrical and beautiful—especially with the added part in the Soprano. Simple Gifts, which is such a hard song, was done better this season than we have ever been able to do it before. And, Turtle Dove, with Porter Rigby on the cello, was done so tenderly and beautifully! It was stupendous!

All in all, this was a year of really hard work from everyone which ended in a stellar accomplishment!!!

As Bruce would say, and I heartily agree, “BRAVO!!!

Have a great summer!

Porter Rigby with Premier Singers--a sound never to be forgotten!!

                                      Look at that discipline!  Listen to that SOUND!!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Young Artists Strike Gold in California!

Competing in the largest national competition ever sponsored by Worldstrides, with over 1800 participants, Young Artists once again brought home the Gold!

Concert Choir and Premier Singers each received the coveted Gold Award, and also brought home the prized Adjudicator's Award, given by the three adjudicators to a choir that epitomizes what a truly outstanding choir should be.

Linda Walker, very happy with Young Artists
 outstanding performances!
A hearty congratulations to all the singers, and to Linda Walker, Milana Colt, and Porter Rigby for their truly outstanding performances!

Premier Singers receive standing ovation at the conclusion
of their stunning performance!

Monday, April 17, 2017

MEMOS to Parents & Singers:

1. All singers going on tour must be in rehearsal Apr. 18!!

2. Tour participants load the bus at 7:30 a.m. on April 20th. The bus departs at 8:00 A.M.

3. All parents, please pre-purchase concert tickets April 18th or 25th so we eliminate long ticket lines at the concert. You will receive one free family ticket for each family ticket purchased. These should be given to families with children who you think would benefit from participation in Young Artists.

4. Pre-concert rehearsal and seat assignment times for the April 29th Spring Awards Concert are as follows:

Premier Singers 4:00, Concert 4:30, Advanced 5:00, Apprentice 5:30, Combined 6:00.

Doors open for the audience at 6:40. The concert begins at 7:00 PM.

Its time to "take the stage" again!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Memos to Parents

Memo #1  Tickets for the Spring Awards Concert go on sale 
Tues. April 11th.

Memo #2  Dress Rehearsal for Apprentice & Advanced Choirs is
Tues. April 11th.  Wear complete outfit for inspection--including shoes!

Memo #3  Remember the mandatory rehearsals for Advanced, Concert & Premier on Sat. April 15.
(See March 9th Blog post)

Continue to watch this BLOG weekly for all rehearsal, concert and tour information!

                            But, Mrs. Walker, these are my only shoes!