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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Bands & Ensembles, Children & Youth, Music, Singing & Choral Groups, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Founded in 1987, SingersMarin provides excellent music services to Marin County, California. We fill a need for music education of our youth, since California public schools have cut a disproportionate amount of music education from all public schools. SingersMarin offers the choral experience to approximately 100 youth and 80 adults each year, gives back to the community through concerts performed for the elderly and ill and offers special performances to centers for children with special needs, as well as provides the general public with accessible, high quality choral music. "Appreciating that music is the language of the soul, through our singing we will nurture people of all ages as we touch the heart with beauty and uplift the spirit with song."

Programs: SingersMarin includes seven different singing groups, separated by age and skill level: Caroling Kids, Starlights, Comets, Celestial Voices, les etoiles, Wings of Song, A Joyful Sound!. Wings of Song is an all female chorus that sings a mixed repertoire of traditional and contemporary music. Les etoiles is an award winning all female teen chorus. The 6-8 year old children participate in a non-audition chorus called Caroling Kids in the fall and Twinkling Stars in the spring. The 9 - 12 year olds have the choice of auditioning for our select chorus, Celestial Voices, or joining the non-audition chorus for their age group, Starlights. A Joyful Sound! performs music a wide variety of music and encourages family participation, and in response to recent events, focuses on promoting world harmony. Holiday Singers is a men's choral group that operates seasonally, joining Wings of Song for our Holiday Concerts. All of our choruses perform for those in need in our community: the elderly, special needs children and patients who are confined.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Maureen S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a terrific non-profit!! What a joy to sing with the Wings of Song chorus of SingersMarin! To be part of an organization that brings joy and lifts spirits of so many is emotionally fulfilling. To have the opportunity to lean to improve my vocal range, under the skilled direction of Jan Pedersen Schiff, is a tremendous benefit of singing with SingersMarin. My favorite seasons to sing with them are the annual Fall/Holiday session ~ I love holiday songs and the joy and bustle of that time of year; and, I am particularly fond of the annual Joyful Sound summer sessions ~ the contemporary music selection is always very fun and cool ~ when I saw the songs we will sing this summer ~ I said ~ Sign me up!! I am looking forward to the "Another Summer of Love" songs of: ★ Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In ★ Teach Your Children ★ Spinning Wheel ★ Lennon/McCartney Medley ★ Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da ★ Penny Lane ★ With A Little Help From My Friends ★ When I’m Sixty Four ★ Ripple ★ Big Yellow Taxi ★ You Are So Beautiful (Joe Cocker) ★ Proud Mary ★ You’ve Got A Friend ★ Up, Up and Away ★ Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel ★ The Sound of Silence ★ The 59th Street Bridge Song ★ Bridge Over Troubled Water ★ Blowin’in the Wind/America ★ From Sea to Shining Sea ★
From the wonderful experience of seeing the faces of the elderly light up with joy when we sing to them, to the honor to have been a part of singing with SingersMarin at Carnegie Hall in November 2011, I would highly recommend SingersMarin www.singersmarin.org to those that enjoy singing, music and a sense of community. This organization has a range of choral groups from the young kids (so cute to see them sing out) to teens and adults. Come join them and make music! In joyful song ~ Maureen Sweeney, Greenbrae, CA

Sophie K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter joined Choral Singers of Marin in fourth grade because she loved singing. Choral Singers of Marin has not only developed her skills but also inspired her. Choral Singers of marin is a fantastic program that offers a variety of singing groups according to age and levels and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to sing. You will have so many opportunities to learn, share, and become inspired.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Watching my daughter's confidence blossom regarding her singing is precious. She started very tentatively when she joined the choral group - which is a wonderful way to start for someone self conscious. She is developing a knowledge base about music and a deep love of singing. Her skills are improving and it is such a joy to hear her practicing at home, in the car, in the shower... music has become a deep seeded part of her life. Singers Marin has inspired her and it is truly magical.