if you want to sing out/ sing out. -cat stevens
Welcome! We're so glad you found us! We hope that you enjoy exploring our website and learning more about who we are. Based in Portland, Oregon, Shine Children’s Chorus is a music education and performance program that specializes in contemporary, popular music and authentic artistic expression. Shine performers learn to sing from the heart while making friends, building self-confidence, and having lots of fun!
The Music: Shine's ensembles perform a wide variety of modern music, much like what might be seen on Glee or American Idol, but with a slightly more indie/alternative slant and a commitment to positive, age-appropriate messages. Our favorite songs are ones that are both musically interesting and lyrically substantial. We also seek out new material from emerging artists and encourage submissions from aspiring songwriters!
The Mission: Music education helps kids thrive in so many ways, but with school budget cuts and a struggling economy, fewer children have the opportunity to sing in a chorus or learn to play an instrument. Our mission in founding Shine Children's Chorus is to provide high quality music education that is engaging and enriching for children as well as affordable for families. In order to keep costs low, we rely on volunteers, community partners, and donors. In turn, we use our music to reach out to the community, support causes that we believe in, and inspire audiences. If you or your organization would like to offer Shine a chance to perform or find out more about supporting our mission, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.