The goals of our program are far-reaching and include not only musical achievement, but also broader artistic, social and emotional goals.  EYV is a place where young people can grow as aware, sensitive, creative musicians and people.

Musical goals include:

  • Building complex musical skills in melody, rhythm, harmony and interpretation;
  • Developing correct vocal production;
  • Performing challenging repertoire including a full spectrum of styles: classical, traditional-folk, contemporary choral works and music from diverse world cultures, with specific emphasis on new choral works; and
  • Developing musical literacy.

Social/Emotional/Artistic goals include:

  • Personal and Social Growth - fostering a sense of self-worth, self-esteem, leadership, accomplishment, developing friendships and instilling a strong sense of community;
  • Diversity and Accessibility - enriching the lives of children from all religious, racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds;
  • Creativity and Excellence – striving to be leaders in choral performance in the immediate community and beyond; and

Celebrating and encouraging a life-long, shared love and passion for choral music.