The Music Academy of the West’s innovative Sing! Program is a free, after-school choral initiative open to students in Santa Barbara County 1st through 8th grade. The program normally takes place after school at six elementary schools throughout Santa Barbara County: Adams, Canalino, Franklin, Harding, Hollister, and Isla Vista, selected in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Education Office. Performance opportunities include concerts and collaborations with the Music Academy family of artists, and future appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra. The program is free of charge.
The program’s objectives are to help children:
- Discover and develop their ability to imagine and express themselves through music.
- Gain confidence in using their voice to communicate ideas and emotions.
- Work together to create something larger than themselves.
- Learn about people and cultures from around the world through singing.
- Foster a lifelong love for listening to and making music.
SING! with us
Sing! Children’s Chorus
The Music Academy plans to resume Sing! rehearsals in person this fall. The 2021-22 registration and rehearsal dates at this time are pending.
Sign up to receive 2021-22 Sing! program information as it becomes available HERE
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Sing! program moved online to virtual rehearsals and performances in 2020-21. Sing! students rehearsed a minimum of two times a week over Zoom with one of our choral directors.
Please email [email protected] for more information.
The following 27 elementary schools represent students participating in the Sing! Program this season:
Adams / Canalino / Carpinteria / Crane / El Camino / Ellwood / Foothill / Franklin / Goleta / Harding / Hollister / Hope / Isla Vista / K12 International Academy / Kellogg / La Colina / La Cumbre / Montessori Center / Mountain View / Olive Grove Charter / Our Lady of Mt. Carmel / Peabody / Ralph Dunlap / Roosevelt / Santa Barbara Charter School / Washington / World Academy
Lead Foundation Sponsor
Lead Corporate Sponsor
Elaine F Stepanek Foundation
Karl Kramer Foundation
Marilyn and Dick Mazess
Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation
Walter J. and Holly O. Thomson Foundation
Zegar Family Foundation
A CAPPELLA SPONSORS
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
The Cheeryble Foundation
Kathleen and Jerry Eberhardt
Johnson Ohana Foundation
The Lucky One and The Little One Foundations
Phyllis and Elliot Prager
Eileen Sheridan and Roger Wilde
Stephanie and Alfred Shuman
Mary Lynn and Warren Staley
Pam and Russ Strobel
Pam and Terry Valeski
Joanie and Gery Zacher
Cheryl and Peter Ziegler
Ann and Dick Zylstra
Ellen Barger and Tony Helf
Judy and Brian Gough
Denise and George Lilly
Cynthia J. Brown and Arthur C. Ludwig
Victoria E. Kline and Charles McBride
Ana Papakhian and Rob Cassidy
Christine and Robert Thompson
Cherie Topper and Mark Rodgers