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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, including a recent appearance with the London Symphony Orchestra.

The program’s objectives are to help children:

  • Work together with others from many different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds to create something larger than themselves.
  • 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.
Sign up today to select your preferred rehearsal site. We will be in touch to schedule your child for an introductory audition (taking place between Aug 29 – Sept 9)
Regístrese hoy para seleccionar su lugar de ensayo preferido. Nos pondremos en contacto para programar a su hijo para una audición introductoria (que tendrá lugar entre el 29 de agosto y el 9 de septiembre)

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Rehearsal Schedule

2022/23 Rehearsal Schedule (rehearsals begin September 12)

Adams Elementary: M 3:15pm – 4:45pm / W 1:45pm – 3:15pm
Canalino Elementary: W/F 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Franklin Elementary: M/F 3pm – 4:30pm
Monroe Elementary: T/Th 3:15pm – 4:45pm
El Camino 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

Do you want Sing! at your upcoming event?

Organizations or individuals wishing to invite the Sing! Choir to perform for an event are directed to email Program Director, Erin McKibben, at  Inquiries are considered on an individual basis, and are approved based on fit with the Sing! yearly curriculum and the Sing! schedule.  An honorarium is charged for all Sing! performances.

Sing! on KEYT

View the televised segment about the YPC National workshop and performance with SING! at the Music Academy in July.

Sing! on KCLU

Hear the Sing! choristers on the air as they prepare for and talk about 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

Music Academy Auxiliary

Music Academy Auxiliary

Supporting Sponsors


Audacious Foundation
Mary Jane and Andy Cooper
Elaine F. Stepanek Foundation
The Little One Foundation
The Lucky One Foundation
Luria/Budgor Family Foundation
Carole MacElhenny
Marilyn and Dick Mazess
William H. Kearns Foundation
Zegar Family Foundation


Johnson Ohana Foundation
Karl Kramer Foundation
Harriet Mosson
Roger S. Firestone Foundation
Santa Barbara Foundation
Sonos, Inc.
Ann and Dick Zylstra


Margaret Morez
Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation

The Sing! Team

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Erin McKibben
SING! Program Director
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Holly Hadsall
SING! Apprentice Collaborative Pianist
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Christine Hollinger
SING! Choral Director
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Kristine Pacheco-Bernt
SING! Site Coordinator
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Steven Thomson
SING! Choral Director
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Sean Tran
SING! Collaborative Pianist
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Shiqi (Sadee) Xu
SING! Collaborative Pianist
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Chris Yick
SING! Site Coordinator
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