The mission of the San Francisco Girls Chorus is to create outstanding performances featuring the unique and compelling sound of young women’s voices through an exemplary music education program.
Our vision is to provide music education for girls and young women from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and to give the students who participate in Chorus programs the skills, self-discipline and confidence to succeed in music and in life. SF Girls Chorus strives to be a leader in all aspects of choral music.
About the San Francisco Girls Chorus and Chorus School
The San Francisco Girls Chorus is a leading voice in music in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the nation. It produces and collaborates in concerts, recordings and tours that empower young women, expand the field of music for treble voice, and set the standard for the highest level of performance and education. Hundreds of singers ages 5-18 from over 45 Bay Area cities participate in this program, which has won honors including 3 ASCAP awards for Adventurous Programming and five Grammy awards.
The organization is comprised of the San Francisco Girls Chorus, a premier performing, touring and recording ensemble, and the Chorus School, which offers a program designed to take young girls from their first introduction to the art of choral singing through a full course of choral/vocal instruction. The comprehensive music education includes the study and development of choral artistry, vocal technique, music theory, sight singing, and music history.
Choristers acquire excellent music skills that instill a lifelong love of music. One alumna wrote that SF Girls Chorus training also teaches “dedication, responsibility, integrity, and a sense of the importance of community.” Further, young women in SF Girls Chorus find strong role models in the women in the artistic and administrative leadership positions, as well as older girls who serve as mentors, peer coaches and leaders. The SF Girls Chorus is committed to economic and ethnic diversity, and many of its students receive scholarships.