Serving Our Community

Community Involvement

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AYS Internship Program

AYS Education Outreach Program

AYS My Journey Yours Workshops

AYS Young Men’s Power Sing Project

AYS Composer Next Door Project

ATLANTA YOUNG SINGERS is proud of our impact on the community, our commitment to reach underserved audiences, our collaborations with other arts and service organizations, our support of new art and living Georgia artists, and our partnerships with schools to find ways to reach children who have little access to quality music programming.

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Community Involvement

Mission guides the AYS program, with strong emphasis on personal growth as well as music literacy and exceptional public musical performance. We focus on development of the whole child, creating leaders, artists, mentors, future patrons of the arts, and committed citizens. AYS Singers give back to the community in so many ways: benefit performances with AYS, coaching workbook sessions, leading workshops with the staff, sharing their gifts and skills with school ensembles, and doing service projects.

Partners

William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

AYS is proud of our work with so many choral, arts, nonprofit, and corporate partners in Atlanta, the US, and abroad. Significant partnerships include: area arts centers – Mable House, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Porter Sanford III PACC; area public school systems – Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Atlanta, City of Decatur; the 2013 Community Children’s Choral Festival; William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Spelman College Dept of Languages, Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education, Anti-Defamation League, Rwanda survivor Eric Muhumuza, composer Adam Silverman, IEARN Kite Project; Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Moving in the Spirit, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera, Michael O’Neal Singers, Collegium Vocale, Atlanta Boy Choir; Atlanta International School, Temple Emanu-El, Decatur Presbyterian Church, International Community School; the national Radio Radiance program with Young People’s Chorus of New York City; Chorus America, American Choral Directors Association, and Georgia Music Educators Association; Ulmer Spatzen Chor from Ulm, Germany; and numerous venues and presenters in greater Atlanta area.

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AYS Young Men’s Power Sing Project

Male Guest Conductors

According to significant data, substantially fewer males than females participate in choral music in the United States. AYS has developed a current multi-year program focused on the needs of young men both within its membership and in the community.


The AYS YOUNG MEN’S POWER SING Project serves male singers ages 7-18 and features Power Sing break-out sessions on scheduled AYS workshop/rehearsal days with male guest conductors—4 per season. Singers practice and improve leadership skills through work as section leaders, model excellent vocal production, teach vocal parts to others, and increase confidence as professionals. In addition to these four break-outs, 2 all-day Intensive sessions – designed to serve about 150 singers annually – are scheduled to involve newly identified male singers as well as invited choral groups.

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AYS My Journey Yours Workshops

In addition to the comprehensive education program offered to our current Singers, the AYS Education Outreach Program (EOP) serves another 800-1000 K-12 students annually in educational settings. In-school instruction is offered free of charge and targets areas of metropolitan Atlanta that have low per capita family incomes and a high rate of children on free and reduced lunch. In many cases, these schools also have high minority populations and lie more than 8 miles from the center of Atlanta (South Cobb and South DeKalb Counties, Buford Highway corridor in metro Atlanta).


The EOP has several components: Workshops and professional development activities for music teachers, in-school workshops led by AYS music staff, repertoire reading sessions for students and teachers, and facilitation of choral music collaborations between public and private institutions.  In addition, AYS invites area music educators and students to attend special AYS My Journey Yours Workshops & master classes with our season guest artists – composers, conductors, & clinicians.

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In-School Instruction

AYS Composer Next Door Project

In November 2012, AYS launched the AYS COMPOSER NEXT DOOR Project that facilitates interactions between Singers and composers, where the Singers plan and implement the interaction with minimal dictation from adult staff. A key component of the Project is a blog authored by AYS Singers themselves about their experiences with composers, the composition process, and their own thoughts about the music. During the AYS 2013-2014 Season, highlighted composers include Andrejs Jansons, Eric Banks, and Kevin Robison.

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Composer Next Door: Paul Carey

AYS My Journey Yours Workshops

AYS Young Men’s Power Sing Project

AYS Composer Next Door Project

AYS Education Outreach Program

AYS Internship Program

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The AYS Internship Program offers administrative and music instruction internship opportunities for qualified college students.


Please call our office at 404-873-3365 for more information.

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1085 Ponce de Leon Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

phone 404.873.3365 | fax 404.873.0756 | e-mail info@aysc.org

AYS is a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at the

Church @ Ponce & Highland in the City of Atlanta, Fulton County, GA.

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