About San Diego Queer Youth Chorus
The San Diego Queer Youth Chorus (SDQYC) is taking applications for auditions to be held October 18, 2020 online for the only chorus in the State of California of LGBTQIA2+ and allied middle and high school students. The Fall 2020 open rehearsal for returning choristers and those interested in joining the SDQYC is Sunday October 11, 2020.
San Diego Queer Youth Chorus encourages and fosters artistic expression, personal development, and leadership in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning intersex and allied youth and presents musical performances that provide an opportunity and space for young people, however they identify, to say “this is a place where I am accepted for who I am and everything that I bring.”
SDQYC is led by Founding Artistic Director Lindsey Deaton, who is the Founding Artistic Director of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles and the Diverse City Youth Chorus in Cincinnati, OH. Lindsey’s work with choruses has been covered and featured on NPR, MSNBC, LA Weekly, The Advocate and in the LA TIMES, ‘Providing an essential voice’.
SDQYC operates under the guidance, support, and direction of a committee comprised of representatives from San Diego Pride, San Diego Women’s Chorus, and the SDQYC AD, Lindsey Deaton.