About Detroit Youth Concert Choir

Mission Statement

Our mission is to offer youth in the Metropolitan Detroit area a world-class performing arts experience that develops their creative skills and talents through music education, dance, and theatrical arts.

DYC Staff

Shalayla Williams

Dance Instructor/Choreographer

Carmelita Flemister, Diamond Carswell

DYC Chreographer

 Lewis Jackson Sr., Melissa Dunson

Zaneta McCatty

Parent Coordinator


 Aloysius Hailey,

Parent Coordinator

Brandee Pruitt

Logistical Parent Coodinator


Sonya Harris,

DYT Theatrical Director

Jala Jackson

DYT Theatre Coach

Kayla Mundy

DYT Theatre Coach


Aisha Lee,

DYC Head Choreographer

Maisha Lindsey,

Dean of Students

Donnell Mosley,

DYP Music Director

Darrius Washington

DYC Choir Director

Melonie Hobbs

DYC Choir Director

Michael Cross,

DYC Choir Director

Kiko Douglas,

DYC Vocal Coach

Stephen Shepherd,

Director of Operations

Daniel Valentine,

DYC Program Director


The Detroit Youth Concert Choir & Performing Arts Company (DYC) is a non- profit 501 (c) 3 organization that services young people throughout the Detroit Metropolitan area.  The Detroit Youth Choir teaches and develops students through music education, dance, and theatrical arts. Our program is designed for youth between the ages of 8-18.


The Detroit Youth Choir vision is to offer the youth of Metro Detroit a world class performing art experience that develops their creative skills and talents.


The Detroit Youth Choir has performed at various events around the City of Detroit, nationally, and internationally. DYC had the opportunity to perform at the Michigan Outdoor Adventure Center’s ribbon cutting ceremony before Governor Rick Snyder and Mayor Mike Duggan. We also performed at the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony before many celebrities, dignitaries, and pioneers of the music industry.


The Detroit Youth Choir’s most recent major accomplishment(s) include: participating in a documentary IMAX film titled “America’s Musical Journey” which was be shown in all IMAX Theatres across the U.S and DYC recorded with the UK group The Go! Team and was featured on seven songs on The Go! Team’s album. The Detroit Youth Choir entered the national competition America’s Got Talent where the choir traveled Los Angeles, CA and reached 2nd place. The organization has also performed for other local organizations such as; Spectrum Children Services, Detroit Pistons, U of M Basketball Club Ann Arbor, FCAAN, BCBS, DTE, Cleveland Cavaliers, Scholars for Dollars, Focus Hope, Arise Detroit,  A.I.M. Youth Conference, The D-drop New Year’s Eve Celebration, IMPACT TV,  Light up Detroit organization, Youth Development Commission of Detroit and  The Detroit Public Library.

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Detroit Youth Concert Choir & Performing Arts Company - P.O. Box 19753, Detroit, Michigan 48219 - Copyright 2020