The Singing Tree comprises five children’s choirs at three age levels and are the Foundation’s initiative to help children find their voices and discover the joy of singing music in groups. Vocal exercises and part singing teaches them to listen and develop a sense for musical harmony. These classes also incorporate practical theory.
The Foundation believes that singing in a choir is strongly correlated with qualities that are associated with success throughout life. Students who sing in choirs have academic success and valuable life skills. Multiple skills increase after a student joins choir.
Each choir meets once a week for an hour-and-a-half. The lessons are structured into 45 minutes of voice exercises followed by 45 minutes of singing. The Foundation expects choristers to attend regularly, be disciplined, and arrive to class on time. The Foundation also expects that choristers will come to class for additional rehearsals prior to a concert or performance.