Young Singers of the Palm Beaches believes that music education of children is an important resource in the development of productive participants in our society. Through it we can transform and enrich the lives of children and our community by:
- Breaking down social barriers
Young Singers brings together children from all the diverse cultural, ethnic, racial, and economic backgrounds of Palm Beach County in a positive, nurturing, and safe environment to experience and participate together in many different kinds of choral music, while learning about each other.
- Developing life skills
Young Singers provides children in grades 2 through 12 with challenging, intensive, skill-appropriate music education and unique performance opportunities, through which we teach and put into action life skills such as communication, leadership, commitment, teamwork, loyalty, goal-setting, and the value of putting forth your best effort.
- Providing an outlet for creativity
Young Singers empowers children to discover, develop, and pursue their musical and interpersonal talents as a way to facilitate creativity, personal growth, and self esteem while cultivating an appreciation of music as an art form.
- Fostering good citizenship
Young Singers provides children with opportunities to share their gifts and talents throughout our community while teaching the importance of "giving back," in addition to teaching responsibility and to developing civic pride when representing Palm Beach County on tour nationally and internationally.
Young Singers strives to provide the children of Palm Beach County with the highest possible standards of vocal and musical training. Singers in our program 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; and performance techniques, presentation and etiquette.
In addition, the children are exposed to the diversity of many cultures thorough music and interaction with each other; and they learn communication, team-building and problem-solving skills. We nurture their creativity which fosters personal growth, self esteem, and an appreciation of music as art; and we promote good citizenship by teaching the importance of "giving back" to our community and by developing civic pride when on tour nationally and internationally. We believe that education and growth in a highly positive, disciplined, and caring environment will nurture and refine the individual's talents, abilities, and passion for music. As each individual singer matures, the entire group will also benefit. This will enable the choir to achieve the highest possible level of performance and excellence as a whole.