GSCC Member Organization

Rainier Youth Choirs

Mailing Address:
PO Box 5336
Kent, WA 98064-5336
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Leora Schwitters
Founded: 2007
Next Anniversary: 2021-2022 academic year
Ensemble Type: Youth Auditioned Community Choir
Size: 100 members
Yearly Contributions: $500
(Tuition varies by ensemble from $400 to $900 per season)
Rehearses: Mondays, 5:15pm during the Academic Year at Cedar Heights Middle School, Kent, WA
(Younger groups meet at 5:15PM. Older groups at 6:30PM.)


Rainier Youth Choirs is a non-profit, community-based organization with no
religious affiliation offering six choirs for grades 2 and up. Highly qualified staff, all with advanced degrees and many years of choral directing experience deliver exceptional, artistic, inspirational and enjoyable instruction and performances.

2016-2017 marks the tenth season, "Celebrate!' of this Kent-based group. Members come from Auburn, Covington, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Maple Valley, Renton and Sumner.


RYC's mission is to provide instruction designed to guide singers to attain the highest level of artistry in choral performance and music education.

Rainier Youth Choirs. Photo credit: J. Madison, March 2017
Rainier Youth Choirs. Photo credit: J. Madison, March 2017
Rainier Youth Choirs. Young Men's Ensemble, K. Gendreau photo
Rainier Youth Choirs. Young Men's Ensemble, K. Gendreau photo
Rainier Youth Choirs. Summer Choir Camp 2015, photo by D. Wenndt
Rainier Youth Choirs. Summer Choir Camp 2015, photo by D. Wenndt