• AGBU LA Junior Choir

AGBU LA Junior Choir



The AGBU LA Junior Choir is a perfect way to connect Armenian youth to heritage and culture through the arts providing aspiring singers a place to develop their skills, build confidence and grow as performers. Led by esteemed Maestro, Gayane Baghdasaryan, who is ready to share her 30-years of experience with a new generation, singers ages 7-17 will meet once a week for a combination vocal technique training and ensemble practice with ongoing opportunities for community performances.

Through the AGBU LA Junior Choir, a new generation of Armenian singers will be mentored to usher in AGBU’s illustrious history of Armenian artistic traditions, eventually joining our already established adult AGBU LA Choir program.


Class Details:

Thursdays, 5:00pm-6:30pm

AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Cultural Center 2495 E. Mountain Street, Pasadena

Each session includes 45 minutes of vocal training and 45 minutes of choir practice.

Fees: $120 monthly per child. Early Bird discount fee $100 for registrations received before January 19th. 


Vocals Technique Session

Students will learn techniques for the proper use of vocal cords, breath control, and voice projection. Our exercises are administered for young vocalists to reach their full singing potential. Students will spend 45 minutes each week learning vocal techniques, which will then be applied to choir practice in a group setting.

Choir Practice Session

Students will transfer their skills and apply them to ensemble practice. In this session, our Maestro will determine their pitch as a Soprano, Alto, Tenor, or Bass. Students will harness the art of listening to each other, harmonizing, learning songs, and observing various pitch differentiation. Students will spend 45 minutes each week practicing as a choir and learning art of collaborative singing.


The culmination of the sessions will be a showcase our young performing artists’ hard work and dedication. Throughout the year, both AGBU LA Junior Choir and the AGBU LA Choir will organize concerts and performances for the community. Every show is thoughtfully produced to spotlight our artists and provide a platform to shine.

Meet Maestro Gayane Baghdasaryan

Gayane BaghdasaryanBaghdasaryan graduated from Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan with a Ph.D/D.M.A in choral conducting under the guidance of esteemed professor Hekekyan. Shortly after completing her program, Baghdasaryan began her career in 1998 as a professor in choral conducting until 2014. Baghdasaryan has served as the choir master of multiple notable groups including, the Armenian State Radio and TV Chamber Choir, Arega Youth Choir, and Sayat Nova Conservatory Choir. Baghdasaryan has embarked on international tours in Denmark, France, Russia, Georgia, Syria Egypt, and Cyprus. After moving to the states, Baghdasaryan has continued her work as a conductor and was invited to be the Maestro of the AGBU Los Angeles Choir.