A comprehensive list of questions and the answers from the American Young Voices team
American Young Voices is an inclusive educational program designed to use music to develop 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity, mindfulness, and innovation. We provide extensive support materials and resources for teachers and a multi-faceted experience for children that encourages a life-long love of music.
American Young Voices (AYV) is a performing arts education program designed to supplement your existing music curriculum for grades 2-8. Over the course of the school year, teachers prepare our music in their classes for several months before students excitedly come together in a massive chorus concert at their local arena. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event for all involved! Students are the stars of the show, and will perform with thousands of other students for a massive audience made up of their families, friends, and school communities.
AYV unifies children from across the region, boosts their confidence, and provides lifelong memories for them and their families – not to mention, singing with thousands of others is a lot of fun! Also, the AYV experience provides opportunities for community building and emotional connections among children of various ages, races, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Fly to Paradise – Eric Whitacre
- Can You Hear? – Jim Papoulis and Francisco Núñez
- Adiemus – Karl Jenkins
- Give Us Hope – Francisco Núñez
- Maliswe – Traditional South African
- You Raise Me Up – as performed by Josh Grobin
- When I Grow Up – from Matilda by Tim Minchin
- All You Need is Love – The Beatles
- Power in Me – Rebecca Lawrence
- Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
- Firework – Katy Perry
Our 2024 concert program calendar includes:
- New England area concert: Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, RI – Tuesday, June 4th
- Capital Region concert: MVP Arena in Albany, NY – Wednesday, June 5th, 2024
- New York Metro concert: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ – Thursday, June 6th
AYV is designed like a field trip event, so there is a daytime into evening commitment for students and teachers, as we rehearse prior to the concert. The itinerary of the day is as follows:
by 2:30pm – Schools arrive to the arena
3:15pm – Rehearsal begins
5:00pm – Dinner Break (we recommend students and chaperones bring a bagged meal and drink; some concession stands will be open)
6:00pm – Return to seats; Doors open to families and guests
7:00pm – Concert starts! (Families purchase tickets to concert)
8:30pm – Approximate end time
Safety and efficiency is our priority, we recommend schools arrive to and dismiss from the arena together. Parents are encouraged to meet their performers back at school after the concert.
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The repertoire and overall programming of the concert is for students grades 2-8 (ages 7-13).
We do sell official American Young Voices T-shirts for students, teachers, and chaperones, but they are not required for the performance. Otherwise, we request that the student performers, teachers, and chaperones wear a solid white shirt and dark bottoms for the concert to achieve our choir uniformity.