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New Vocal Group for Island Youth

Nantucket Community Music Center staff believes that “music has the power to transform individuals and our island as a whole,” and in furtherance of that mission, they offering a new free summer enrichment program for young singers.

Nantucket Youth Sings! offers an enriching experience for young singers with choral rehearsals over two weekends, including performance workshops, private singing lessons, and a public performance. Participants will enhance their vocal technique, performance skills, and ensemble singing abilities in a fun and supportive environment.

This NCMC program is open to rising seventh graders through high school age singers. It will be led by Elissa Edwards, vocal instructor at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, assisted by Joe Hammer, Music Director at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Nantucket. Individualized training will be given through private singing lessons that are focused on refining vocal technique and performance skills on July 13 and 14 and again on July 20 and 21. Singers will showcase their work in an ensemble performance in featuring repertoire from classical, traditional folk, sea shanties, and musical theater genres at 3 pm on July 21 in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Fair Street.

Nantucket Youth Sings! is sponsored by the Nantucket Community Music Center in collaboration with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, all workshop sessions will take place at St. Paul’s.

Space is limited, so if you know an aspiring singer between the ages of 12 and 18, sign up today by emailing Margot Young at or call her at 703-618-1315. Don’t miss this invaluable chance to enhance your performance skills and musicianship in a fun and supportive environment at no cost.

Nantucket Community Music Center strives to enrich the cultural life of the island by fostering and supporting music education and performance opportunities for young people and adults. They envision a community with access to all aspects of music through teaching, learning, and performing. To learn more about their programs or to make a donation, visit

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