The Mission



Manhattan Girls Chorus is a nurturing community of young women ages 12 to 18 from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds seeking extraordinary music education and opportunities for performing excellence. In addition to helping each singer realize her full musical potential, we encourage mentoring relationships with women in the arts and other professions. Self-esteem, confidence and leadership skills are cultivated through a community of love, respect and support. Our hope for every young woman is for her to develop a lifelong passion for singing, serving others and bringing her inner beauty to the world.

The curriculum of the Chorus since its founding has pursued a dual mission, focusing on musical excellence and the development of confident young women. Girls begin to lose their dreams very early. It is not enough to encourage young women to dream big. They must be provided the guidance, resources and a community of support to realize those dreams. We seek to understand their journey and give them the support necessary to develop the confidence, values and skills to find their own voice.

To learn more about our mission, to hear the girls open their hearts through song and words, and to hear the perspectives of parents and the Artistic Director, please view the following video:

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