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IMPACT


Serving our choristers, families, and community is at the heart of everything we do.

We know the power that music has to transform lives and we strive to provide meaningful musical moments at every opportunity.

3,000 children
impacted through outreach, clinics, festivals and workshops annually 
 


300 music educators
impacted through workshops and professional development annually 

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81  zip codes served

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impacting 164 schools

" Phoenix Children’s Chorus is a true advocate for school music programs throughout the valley. The students who have gone through PCC have become leaders in my own program and have inspired others to achieve at higher levels. The musical literacy skills gained helps to establish a standard of excellence in my own program! "

Chris Hughes Choir Director & Performing Arts Department Chair

Betty Fairfax High School

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Our choristers are at the center of everything we do. From the music we select to the incredible teaching staff leading rehearsals, we ensure that we are creating a meaningful experience for every child in our organization.

Despite recent challenges, we have continued to adapt and innovate, while remaining true to who we have always been, a child-centered choral organization.

| ARTS EDUCATION IN ARIZONA |

134,203 students

attend school without access to music or visual arts instruction provided by highly qualified arts teachers *
 

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50% of schools 

have no budget for curricular support for the arts *
 


* Arizona Arts Education Research Institute Report

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79% of schools 

spend less than $1 per student in a year for curricular support in education *
 

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| MUSIC EDUCATION OUTCOMES |

Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons.

45%
more likely to vote

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5X
less likely to drop out of school 

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Children who study music are more likely to excel in all their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.

| SINGING IMPACTS
HEALTH & WELLNESS |

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self esteem
empathy
memory
perseverance
prosocial skills
helpful behavior

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improve breathing
singing lessons improve breathing in patients with respiratory symptoms
 

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improve heart health
singing lowers blood pressure

 


lower anxiety
singing reduces stress and reverses the body's response to stress at the DNA- level

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stregthen immune system
singing increases the production of antibodies
 

Young children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory over the course of a year, compared to children who do not receive musical training.