The Young Choral Academy

The Young Choral Academy (YCA) is the umbrella organization for the country’s first academy for choral music. Founded in 2007 by Susanna Saw and Chow Wei Heng, it aims to organize more exchange programmes with other international choirs and to provide a training platform for those interested to work with children and school choirs, as well as to encourage the formation and management of choral ensembles and other performing groups. The Academy also prepares choirs for international festivals and competitions, and organizes workshops as well.

The Young Choral Academy offers individual vocal and piano lessons, and houses few fun-loving and dynamic choirs – The Kuala Lumpur Children’s Choir (children aged 3-15), Gaudeamus Youth Choir, and The Young Kuala Lumpur Singers (Adult Community Choir).  To date, these choirs have performed in such prestigious venues as The Actors Studio in Bangsar, the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, and the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas.

Aside from musical education, the Academy is proud to be the organiser of the Malaysian Choral Eisteddfod. The yearly Choir Symposium is a venue which allows singers from 7 years to 19 years old to work with professional choral clinicians during the mid-year school holidays.  Students from various schools throughout Malaysia converge in Kuala Lumpur for this event, which is held annually. YCA also organises the yearly National Choir Competition for choirs from different part of Malaysia, and bi-annually the International Choir Festival.

The Academy also works in partnership with several Malaysian arrangers to produce score publications featuring choral arrangements for various local folk and patriotic songs, including some local pop songs.  These publications are available for sale through the Academy.

One of the things the Young Choral Academy believes in very strongly is giving back to society. Voices of Hope (VoH) was formed in 2004 by two members of the Young KL Singers, Ian Chow and Annette Soo, as a way for the choir to be more effective in their community outreach work. In 2006, it officially became the charity arm of the Young Choral Academy. Besides continuous fundraising efforts by dedicating tickets to charity homes during choir productions, VoH also ran a weekly program to teach songs and musicianship to underprivileged children between the ages of 9 to 15 years old from 2004 to 2007. Periodically, VoH also holds recitals to raise funds for good causes; beneficiaries have included the Nanyang Press Foundation for underprivileged and single mothers, and the Cyclone Nargis Disaster Relief Fund.

Above all, the Young Choral Academy is an organization dedicated to enriching life through singing, and enjoying it in the process!

The Kuala Lumpur Children’s Choir (children aged 3-15), Gaudeamus Youth Choir, and The Young Kuala Lumpur Singers (Adult Community Choir).

Aside from musical education, the Academy is proud to be the organiser of the Malaysian Choral Eisteddfod. 

The Young Choral Academy offers individual vocal and piano lessons and houses few fun-loving and dynamic choirs.

Music Groups

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Kuala Lumpur Children’s Choir

Kuala Lumpur Children’s Choir

Our school is a solution for families who would like to expose their children to the world of music.

Youth Choirs

Youth Choirs

Our classes help to develop the skills necessary for music learning and a lifelong enjoyment of music.

Young KL Singers

Young KL Singers

We have programs for everyone. In addition to teaching music to children, we instruct adults and seniors.

Private lessons

Private lessons

Private music lessons provide one-on-one attention, so teachers can focus on an individual student’s needs.

Young Choral Academy

The Team
Terrence Au

Terrence Au

YCA Teacher

Susanna Saw

Susanna Saw

YCA Teacher

Gynger Soh

Gynger Soh

YCA Teacher

Regina Neoh

Regina Neoh

YCA Teacher

Michelle Cheong

Michelle Cheong

YCA Teacher

Mak Chi Hoe

Mak Chi Hoe

YCA Teacher

Looi Hui Teng

Looi Hui Teng

YCA Teacher

Charity Goh

Charity Goh

YCA Teacher

Lim Jing Xiuan

Lim Jing Xiuan

YCA Teacher

Lee Mei Yen

Lee Mei Yen

YCA Teacher

Lee Jian Zhen

Lee Jian Zhen

YCA Teacher

Lee Hui Yin

Lee Hui Yin

YCA Teacher

Lai Suk Yin

Lai Suk Yin

YCA Teacher

Kuee Su-san

Kuee Su-san

YCA Teacher

Koh Tian Yi

Koh Tian Yi

YCA Teacher

Kathleen Roshene

Kathleen Roshene

YCA Teacher

Karen Tan

Karen Tan

YCA Teacher

Josephine Ang

Josephine Ang

YCA Teacher

Joanne Yam

Joanne Yam

YCA Teacher

Jimmy Lim

Jimmy Lim

YCA Teacher

Charmaine Gan

Charmaine Gan

YCA Teacher

Eunice Yoa

Eunice Yoa

YCA Teacher

Darrel Chan

Darrel Chan

YCA Teacher

Darlyn Goh

Darlyn Goh

YCA Teacher

Jessie Chua

Jessie Chua

YCA Teacher

Christine Tan

Christine Tan

YCA Teacher

Chris Lai

Chris Lai

YCA Teacher

Chian Rui Yi

Chian Rui Yi

YCA Teacher

Charles Voo

Charles Voo

YCA Teacher

Brandon Wong

Brandon Wong

YCA Teacher

Angela Lim

Angela Lim

YCA Teacher

Alvin Law

Alvin Law

YCA Teacher

June 2021

03

Concert in the Park
Come and visit with us, ask questions, try out a couple instruments and enjoy some great music!