AMERICAN YOUNG VOICES
Since June 2015, when Francisco J. Núñez conducted 3,000 children from 29 schools in New York and New Jersey in the U.S. debut of American Young Voices (AYV) at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, AYV has continued on pace to become a full-blown American cultural phenomenon.
Word of mouth among educators, parents, and the children themselves (please see several accolades below) has inspired such widespread awareness, that this past spring, in addition to the Prudential Center, an additional three arenas were added to the schedule in the Albany, Boston, and Washington D.C. areas—reaching a combined total of 15,000 children from nearly 250 schools from Virginia to New Hampshire.
Plans are now under way for a fifth city, Philadelphia, PA, to be added in spring 2018. Watch this page for that exciting announcement.
For over two decades before extending the program to America, Young Voices has been invigorating a passion for music among young students through massive concerts in some of the biggest arenas in the U.K. and beyond.
Through his work as the artistic director and founder of the award-winning Young People’s Chorus of New York City, Mr. Núñez, the principal conductor of American Young Voices and a MacArthur Fellow, knows the incredible impact of music on children’s lives – not only musically, but also academically and socially.
Through American Young Voices, children are invited to master specially selected music and movement in class with their teachers, as they transform themselves into “young artists” ready to perform in these massive, fun-filled concerts. Backed by a professional band of today‘s top musicians, Mr. Núñez leads thousands of young singers in an experience sure to be one of the most exciting and memorable events they could ever imagine, inspiring a love of music that will stay with them throughout their lives.