As budget cuts force schools to eliminate programs in the arts, children’s music programs are increasingly rare. But through CCW, children from first grade through high school can experience a world-class music education, regardless of their economic status or prior experience. Some 200 students from public and private schools sing in five audition-based ensembles that perform in dozens of concerts and events each year, some as guest artists with leading adult choruses and orchestras. Responding to the tremendous need for choral programs in neighborhoods and host sites, SING DC offers vocal training for students, and workshops and mentoring for DCPS teachers, all at no cost to students or schools. Research shows that kids who sing in choruses get better grades, learn self-discipline and leadership skills, and more. Your support gives children the great pleasure – and benefit – of music. 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)

Schools They Work In: Washington School for Girls; DC Public Schools

  • Number of children who receive direct instruction annually:   250
  • Performances offered annually:   15-20
  • Rehearsal hours offered annually:   700

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.


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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