Where Every Voice is Welcome!
Our Mission at Every Voice Choirs is 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 shaped by their diverse members, in which every voice is welcome and truly matters.
At EVC we encourage and empower children to sing themselves and speak their truth, and to be proud of their identity, culture, and community. With the belief that Every Voice Can Shine, we are one of the only children's choirs in New York City that does not require a vocal audition to join. Everyone who makes a commitment to participate fully is welcome to join our core choirs.
EVC has two Core Choirs, the Every Voice Kids Choir (ages 7-10) and the Every Voice Youth Choir (ages 10-14). Singers seeking more rigorous choral experience may audition for the Every Voice Concert Choir, our professional performing ensemble. EVC students are also encouraged to participate in Vocal Workshops at Teachers College.
We sing music in diverse styles in a wide range of settings, with performances ranging from sporting events to two recent world premieres of works at Carnegie Hall. In our concerts, as in our rehearsals, we aspire to reflect and educate on themes of social justice.
EVC rehearsals are held at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City, and led by the Music Director, Dr. Nicole Becker, assisted by graduate students in Choral Pedagogy from Teachers College. Read more about our programs here.
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EVC performing at Madison Square Garden in the pre-game show for the NY Liberty June 2015