As we introduce the PMYC experience to more young people in your community, we hope we can count on you to support these singers and their love of music.
Not everyone may be able to play a violin, dance a tango, or act in a Shakespeare drama, but most everyone can carry a tune! From learning ABC’s, to wishing someone a happy birthday, to humming a favorite Disney soundtrack, it doesn’t require expensive equipment. With training, very quickly singing can be done extremely well, which builds self-confidence. And singing is something that can be done throughout a lifetime.
Arts education prepares students for success in school and in life,, and choral singing is an integral part of arts education. There is plenty of evidence that singing in a choir helps students succeed in school, work, and life.
Study after study state that children who sing in choruses get significantly better grades; are better team players; have more advanced social skills; and achieve valuable life skills such as increased memory, creative problem-solving techniques, and good homework habits. (Research and statements from the US Department of Education, NEA, Chorus America, Arts Education Partnership and others.)