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Giving voice to the future

Give your Children the Chance of a Lifetime

The Sing! Program is a free, after-school choral initiative open to students in Santa Barbara County 1st through 6th grade. Performance opportunities include concerts and collaborations with the Music Academy family of artists, and future appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra.

The program’s objectives are to help children:

  • Discover and develop their ability to imagine and express themselves through music.
  • Gain confidence in using their voice to communicate ideas and emotions.
  • Work together to create something larger than themselves.
  • Learn about people and cultures from around the world through singing.
  • Foster a lifelong love for listening to and making music.

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Rehearsal Schedule

2022/23 Rehearsal Schedule (rehearsals launched Jan 24)

Adams Elementary: M 3:15pm – 4:45pm / W 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Canalino Elementary: W 2pm – 4pm
Franklin Elementary: M/F 3pm – 4:30pm
Harding Elementary: T/Th 3pm – 4:30pm
Hollister Elementary: T 3pm – 4:30pm / Th 2:30pm -4 pm
Isla Vista Elementary: W/F 3pm – 4:30pm

Participating Schools

The following 33 elementary schools represent students participating in the Sing! Program this season:

Adams / Canalino / Crane / El Camino / Foothill / Franklin / Harding / Hollister / Hope / Isla Vista / Kellogg / La Cumbre / Montessori Center / Our Lady of Mt. Carmel / Peabody / Roosevelt / Santa Barbara Charter School / Washington / Cold Spring / Aliso / The Howard School / Monte Vista / Trivium Charter School / California Virtual Academy Charter School / Heartland Charter School / Goleta Family School / Brandon / Vieja Valley / Monroe / Montecito Union / Adelante / St. Raphaels / Providence

May 21: Sing! Spring Concert

Join the Sing! Choristers at 4 pm in Hahn Hall for a fun concert followed by a reception for all. Free with RSVP!

Sing! on KCLU

Hear the Sing! rehearsal and special interviews with choristers on the air as they prepare for their London Symphony Orchestra debut.

Sing! Holiday Concert

Enjoy a variety of seasonal selections performed by the members of Sing!

Season Finale Concert

Watch the Sing! virtual season finale concert from July 6, 2020

New Online Rehearsal Platform

Learn about how Sing! pivoted to an online rehearsal platform and virtual performances in the Montecito Journal’s July 16 cover story, “A Heavenly Chorus.”

Season Finale Concert

The Vocal Institute joined the Sing! Concert Choir in a chorus from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel on July 20, 2020.

Sing! Sponsors

Music Academy gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, foundations, and corporate partners for their support of Sing!

Leadership Donors

Montecito Bank & Trust

Montecito Bank & Trust

Lead Corporate Sponsor of Sing!
Music Academy Women's Auxiliary

Music Academy Women's Auxiliary

Supporting Sponsors


Elaine F. Stepanek Foundation
The Little One Foundation
The Lucky One Foundation
Luria/Budgor Family Foundation
Marilyn and Dick Mazess
Santa Barbara Foundation
Sonos, Inc.


Johnson Ohana Foundation
Karl Kramer Foundation
Walter J. and Holly O. Thomson Foundation
Joanie and Gery Zacher
Ann and Dick Zylstra


Jamie Broumas
Suzanne and Gilbert Mathews
Margaret Morez
Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation

The Sing! Team

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Ching-Yun Chen
SING! Collaborative Pianist
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Maria Flores
SING! site coordinator
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Holly Hadsall
SING! Apprentice Collaborative Pianist
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Violet Joy Hansen
SING! Site Coordinator
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Christine Hollinger
SING! Choral Director
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Marta Hovhannisyan
SING! Choral Director
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Erin McKibben
SING! Program Director
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