“Teaching life skills through music.”

It is the mission of Young Singers of the Palm Beaches to give children an atmosphere of artistic excellence in which they:
  • develop teamwork and leadership skills
  • form supportive friendships
  • break down social barriers
  • serve as ambassadors in their community
We strive to provide the children of Palm Beach County with the highest possible standards of choral training. Singers in our programs learn all aspects of proper choral singing and vocal technique, which include posture, breathing, diction, vowel articulation, music reading, and sight singing. Members also learn interpretation, music history, rehearsal techniques, as well as performance techniques, presentation and etiquette.

How it all began:

Young Singers was established by several music educators in Palm Beach County, including Shawn Berry, Michael Yannette and Connie Drosakis. Our founders have extensive experience in music for the young voice, and enjoy local and national recognition for their accomplishments.

They envisioned a children's choral organization that would not be constrained by school boundaries, religious affiliations, racial bias, socio-economic barriers, or funding cuts to arts education. This dream was realized during the summer of 2003. Our first choir season began with 79 singers, in grades 4 through 12, assigned by grade level and ability to 2 choirs. By our 15th Anniversary, Young Singers had grown from this grassroots concept to a viable force in the choral community, with approximately 350 singers in grades 2 through 12.

Where We've Been

  • Sing A Mile High Choral Festival, Denver, CO - 2018
  • Crescent City Choral Festival, New Orleans, LA - 2016
  • The Pacific International Chorus Festival, Eugene, OR - 2009
  • Cultural exchange in the American Southwest with Native American Tribes, OR - 2009
  • Children In Harmony Choral Festival, Walt Disney World, FL - 2008
  • National Festival Children's Chorus, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, NYC – 2007
  • Jubilate Mozart International Youth Choral Festival, Salzburg and Vienna, Austria (by invitation to represent the State of Florida - 2006
  • National Festival of the States, Boston, MA – 2005
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches (YSPB) encourages and welcomes all people without regard to race, color, religion (creed), national origin (ancestry), gender, gender identification or gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability,  education, economic position and military status, in any of its activities or operations.