SingOut! CT strives to provide an exemplary music education program that will nurture the intellectual, artistic and personal development of children and young adults through the medium of vocal arts. SingOut! accepts children and young adults from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Led by founding Artistic Director, Alecia Evans, SingOut! is committed to offering exceptional musical training that enables participants to become highly skilled and sensitive musicians.
In a time when arts education continues to suffer or disappear all together from public schools throughout our region, SingOut! dedicates itself to providing performance opportunities and promoting the performing arts as a whole. In turn, singers gain valuable life skills and the confidence they need to succeed as creative productive adults in a demanding world.
Led by Artistic Director Alecia Evans, SingOut! CT enables children and teens to become highly skilled, sensitive musicians. Using Broadway, Classical and Contemporary repertoire, Ms. Evans teaches the students to develop a sense of flair, presence, and true artistry in their performances.
Artistic Director, Alecia Evans has worked as a Vocalist and Choral Director for over 30 years. She received her Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory and her Bachelor of Music from the North Carolina School of the Arts. Ms. Evans is a founding conductor for the internationally renowned Piedmont Choirs in California, and she developed music programs for Binet Montessori School in downtown San Francisco while maintaining a busy performance calendar of Opera and Musical Theater roles in the San Francisco Bay Area. In New Orleans she was Director of Music for Trinity Episcopal School, located in the historic Garden District and serving Grades K-9 where she led 4 vocal choirs, 3 handbell choirs and daily chapel performances. In New York, Ms. Evans was a Broadway entertainer and she has performed extensively as a soloist and concert artist throughout the nation. Her professional trio, Nobody's Business Trio, received critical acclaim for their ongoing cabaret performances at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City.
Ms. Evans moved to Litchfield County, CT where she currently lives with her daughter, Eva. She was the Director of Music for the First Congregational Church in Washington, CT, where she developed an extensive children's choir. Additionally, she acted as a guest teacher in vocal performance for FineLine Theatre Arts and she continues to coach young performers who are pursuing stage careers. She began her tenure as artistic director for SingOut! CT in August 2013. The artistry and musicianship that has defined Ms. Evans' solo career is evident in her educational endeavors with young adults.
Ms. Evans currently acts as a Creative Consultant to the Performing Arts for Rumsey Hall School and is active as an independent writer for theatrical children’s productions. Her daughter, Eva is a member of SingOut! CT.
SingOut! CT is dedicated to providing a professional environment for singing that is challenging, rewarding, creative, and fun! To do this we estimate that approximately half of SingOut! CT's annual revenue will be generated by a combination of tuition, admissions, programming, retail sales, and related activities. The other half of our funding will be generated by grants, benefit performances, donations from individuals, corporations, and small businesses and other fund raising activities. SingOut! CT notes that The Arts Education Partnership, in conjunction with the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, commenced a study last year to examine the impact of arts experiences on young people and to explore why and how young people were changed through their arts experiences. The study found evidence that demonstrates that children with high levels of arts participation outperform "artspoor" students by virtually every measure. Furthermore the study found that the arts provide young people with authentic learning experiences that engage their minds, hearts, and bodies. As well as that arts education helps students learn; it can enhance creativity, self-discipline, and the skills and confidence necessary to meet the challenges encountered during their lives.
At SingOut! CT it is in the song!
It is what can be accomplished by a group of dedicated young people making song. It is working individual voices together blended in contrast and harmony. It is what life can be like and it becomes more than a song. It is about what we can do as individuals first and then together to make our lives fuller and our communities a better place for all of us to live.