As budget cuts force schools to eliminate programs in the arts, children’s music programs are increasingly rare. But Children’s Chorus of Washington helps fill the void. Through CCW, children from first grade through high school can experience a world- class music education, regardless of their background, economic status, or prior experience. More than 160 students from public and private schools sing in five audition-based ensembles, which perform in dozens of concerts and events each year, including as guest artists in performances with leading adult choruses and orchestras. In response to the tremendous need for choral programs in under-resourced DC schools, CCW launched SING DC! in 2012 to offer vocal training at no cost to students or schools--breaking down economic barriers and empowering young singers right in their own neighborhoods. Research shows that music programs have a life-changing impact: students who sing in choruses get better grades, learn self-discipline, gain collaboration and leadership skills, and more. Your support means children experience the great joy of music and benefit from sharing it with others. Spread the joy.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 3

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church

Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic

Schools They Work In: Washington School for Girls

Awards & Recognition

Ovation Award for Outstanding Contributions to Choral Music awarded to Joan Gregoryk, CCW Founder & Artistic Director, June 2015.
2014 DC Mayor's Arts Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline awarded to CCW, October 2014.
Greater Washington Area Choral Excellence Award for Best Educational Outreach awarded to CCW in June 2014 and June 2012.
Washington Area Music Awards ("Wammies")as Best Choral Group in 2012.

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Budget (FY2014)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for Children's Chorus of Washington is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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