Sing for America (SFA) is a not-for-profit organization focused on supporting the performing arts in our communities. We believe that music enriches the lives of all people. The musical arts – whether high school glee clubs, orchestra camps, community choruses, orchestras and theaters, music programs in the schools – all are a vital part of our communities. It’s no secret that funding for all arts programs is dwindling, and so SFA’s primary goal is to support the arts in America.
Sing for America’s strategy is to use the arts to fund the arts – raising money through member–supported, volunteer–performed benefit concerts. The inaugural performance was held on April 17, 2012, in San Francisco’s historic Herbst Theater. In exchange for world–class choral training and fundraising support, SFA members helped raise money to support the musical arts in our communities. Much like other activity-based fundraising efforts (marathons, walk–thons), SFA helps people raise funds through singing.
Unlike other organizations, SFA allows members to influence where their contributions go – half of the money raised by each member goes directly to the organization of their choosing. The other half is distributed by SFA to other similar organizations chosen by our board of directors. Our operating expenses are supported by institutional gifts, so one hundred percent of contributions raised by our members is given to non-profits.
The SFA Experience
- Get intensive vocal and choral training from world-class conductors
- Sing alongside professionals from the SF Opera and SF Symphony Chorus
- Perform at great Bay Area venues
- Make lasting friendships with singers from throughout the Bay Area
- Raise money to support the organization of your choosing through an easy internet platform that SFA provides its members.
The Rehearsal Experience
- Rehearsals begin January 6th culminating in a concert on March 30th.
- Rehearsals are held once a week on Monday evenings.
- Rehearsal Venue is at the Marines' Memorial Club in San Francisco.
- SFA provides all sheet music, conductors and accompanists; you provide the voice.
- SFA incorporates a social break into rehearsal: have a beverage and say hello to the tenor sitting behind you!