It is the mission of Every Voice Choirs to promote the musical and personal growth of youth by empowering them to discover and share their voices with confidence and pride. We seek to build on students' unique musical interests and experiences, creating ensembles that are shaped by their diverse members and in which every voice truly matters.
Every Voice Choirs at Teachers College
Every Voice Choirs is an Ensemble in Residence in the Program in Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Rehearsals at Teachers College are led by the Music Director, Dr. Nicole Becker, and Voice Specialist Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, assisted by graduate students in Choral Pedagogy from Teachers College. The choirs perform concerts at various New York City venues, including Merkin Concert Hall, Manhattan School of Music's Greenfield Hall, and community centers.
EVC has two Core Choirs: Every Voice Kids (ages 7-10) and Every Voice Youth Choir (ages 10-14). There is no audition for the core choirs; everyone who makes a commitment to regular attendance and participation is welcome to join. Singers in the core choirs and workshops that seek additional, rigorous choral experience may audition for the Every Voice Concert Choir, our ensemble that performs in professional venues in collaboration with other choirs, orchestras, and artists. EVC students are also encouraged to participate in Vocal Workshops at TC.
Everyone is invited!
Every Voice Choirs is one of the only children's choirs in New York City that does not require a vocal audition to join. We believe that every voice can shine, and so everyone is invited to join our Kids and Youth Choirs at Teachers College. We ask only for a firm commitment to participate in all rehearsals and performances.
Every Voice Choirs is dedicated to serving all young people who want to join us regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or financial status.
EVC in Press!
Dr. Nicole Becker and Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn's article "Discovering Voices: Expanding Students' Music and Vocal Ideals in an Urban Community Children's Choir" is published as the feature article in February's Choral Journal!