The Clark County Children’s Choir is a 501(c)(3) non-profit music organization, serving Clark County, Nevada, that teaches children of all ages to use the one instrument they always have with them—their voice. Using the methods of Zoltán Kodály, singers from preschool through high school are taught music theory and principles through games and songs. The music we use in our program is primarily classical choral pieces and folk music.
The musicians ages three through eighteen are divided into different musical grades and go through a progressive program each year learning new skills that build upon each other. We do not simply teach children how to sing a song. We teach them the foundational skills needed to create music. With those skills, they can learn to sing just about anything. Those same skills will also help them with any other type of instrument or musical program they wish to pursue.
We meet weekly through our winter and spring season, generally beginning our winter season around the start of the Clark County School District school year, ending the first part of December. Our spring season begins in January and ends in April or May.
At the end of each season we either have a concert or a showcase for all of the ensembles to show what they have learned during the season and to have an opportunity to perform. Each group showcases their music, and we combine the different ensembles into larger musical pieces.
We also have many opportunities for our more advanced singers to perform at various venues around the valley, and have been able to travel for performances and festivals. We will continue to seek to provide these opportunities.
We have talented and dedicated teachers who love what they do – and it shows. The classes are so engaging that often the children are having so much fun they do not realize they are actually learning.