MIOSM — American Young Voices

Join the biggest school chorus in the world!

Join the biggest school chorus in the world and give your students a once in a lifetime experience!

For the 2019 Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM™), National Association for Music Education is partnering with American Young Voices, which hosts the largest school choir concerts in the world!

What are the concerts?

For 20 years, American Young Voices has brought together over 1 million school students across the world to participate in unique educational events on a massive scale. The aim is to provide a music experience for children that they will benefit from and remember for the rest of their lives.

Teachers prepare the music in their classes before students come together for a massive chorus concert at their local arena! Students are the stars of the show, and will perform with thousands of other singers for a sell-out audience.

NAfME and American Young Voices believe passionately in inspiring the next generation to find their love for music — and we invite YOU to join us!

Can my students participate without attending the concerts?

YES! Even if you’re not located in the northeast, your students can still participate! Get a FREE sheet music download, including a lesson plan, teaching aims and objectives that align with the National Music Standards, and conductor notes will be available in October.

Download the materials:

What are the benefits of participating?

Give your students the amazing opportunity to sing in an arena-sized chorus while meeting National Core Arts Standards and keeping their focus on skills such as:

  • Notation
  • Rhythm
  • Melody and part singing
  • Listening
  • Phrasing
  • Expression
  • Tone color
  • Score reading
  • Lyric memorization
  • Choreography
  • Taking cues from a conductor in a professional setting

The curriculum is engaging, fun, and exciting, with arrangements of standard choral literature to familiar rock and pop songs, to others of hope, inspiration, and empowerment. Students’ skill sets will be strengthened in vocal range, diction, as well as music literacy that will complement and enhance student learning.

Where are the 2019 concerts?

If you’re a music teacher in Albany, Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, or the Washington D.C. area, register for one of the 2019 American Young Voices concerts! The cost is $95 per school.

Once registered, you will receive the scores, recordings, conducting notes, teaching objectives, lyric sheets, and logistical information.

Register here:

Visit our FAQ section for more information.

Join an AYV Teachers Workshop (FREE for registered schools):

Are you looking for some new repertoire ideas? Do you want to work with renowned conductor Francisco Nunez? Are you interested in learning more about the American Young Voices program? If you said ‘yes’ to any of those questions, then join us at an AYV Teacher’s Workshop near you!

Teachers registered for AYV can attend our workshop for free, Non-registered teachers can attend a workshop for $95.

Everyone will receive:

  • Admission to one (1) AYV Workshop of your choice, dates below!
  • 2019 AYV Music Book complete with vocal scores and vocal and accompaniment recordings for all songs
  • Curricular resources and lesson plans
  • Six (6) Professional Development hours

Workshops:

American Young Voices workshops for all 5 concerts are TBD. Please be sure to visit www.americanyoungvoices.com. We will also email registered teachers with an announcement