Archdiocese of St. Louis

If you are interested in participating with The Young Catholic Musicians  please contact Fr. Bruce H. Forman, Director of Music 314-231-7464

How do I become a YCM member?

To schedule an audition or for more information contact Fr. Bruce Forman, the Director of Music, at 314-231-7464 (or email him at, or Mrs. Mary Smith, the Director of Organization, at 314-962-9260 (or email her at

The Young Catholic Musicians, founded in 1974, is open to people from all religious traditions, realizing that their talents and services will most often be dedicated to the congregations at Catholic parishes. The minimum age for singers is 10 years. There are no fees or dues included in membership.

The Young Catholic Musicians learn quality liturgical music, arranged for full orchestra and choir. Once each month, the young people lead the music for Mass at various churches throughout the St. Louis and Metro-East Illinois area.

The Young Catholic Musicians also perform two concerts during the year. In December, they perform a Christmas concert of sacred music (classical and contemporary).

A spring concert featuring popular and patriotic music is performed in May. The young people perform this concert during a nine-day tour. The Young Catholic Musicians Summer Tour destinations include: New York City, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Orlando, Denver, New Orleans.

What is the purpose of the Young Catholic Musicians and How Do I Join ?

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