Youth Initiative

About

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Seraphic Fire’s Youth Initiative, in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and University of Miami, is a free music education program serving elementary and middle school students in Miami-Dade County most challenged communities. The program offers a unique, hands-on approach to music education and choral performance to Miami-Dade County youth.

In 2015, the program evolved to connect with more than 10 times the number of students than in previous seasons by performing free education concerts to nearly 2,000 students and giving presentations to more than 300 students at four different schools three times throughout the year.

Seraphic Fire artists visit schools for dynamic presentations including:

  • Music theory fundamentals
  • Vocal pedagogy
  • Interactive exercises with the artists

Students are also invited to specially curated Seraphic Fire performances that serve as “guided tours” of the music performed by the professional ensemble. The program also serves as a resource connecting interested students to choral education opportunities and scholarships in the South Florida community, where Seraphic Fire began and continues to be centered.

The Research

Research published by Chorus America in its June 2009 Chorus Impact Study shows there are numerous academic and social benefits resulting from a child’s participation in a choral ensemble. The study also illustrated that choral participation cultivates positive attributes in singers, which in turn, benefits communities. The findings explicitly examined the effects that choral singing has on childhood development and concluded that children who sing in choruses have academic success and gain valuable life skills. Additionally, both parents and educators attribute a significant part of a child’s academic success to singing in a choir.

Contact

Seraphic Fire Youth Initiative
Suzanne Floyd
305.285.9060
Suzanne@SeraphicFire.org
2153 Coral Way, Ste. 401
Miami, FL 33145

Seraphic Fire’s Youth Initiative is endowed in perpetuity by The Clinton Family Fund.

Performances in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties Sponsored By:
Broward County Florida Cultural Division Coral Gables The City Beautiful Coral Gables Community Foundation The Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation Enterprise Holdings Foundation Funding ARTS Broward! Funding ARTS Network First Miami Key Biscayne Community Foundation Knight Foundation Miami Beach Miami-Dade County Miami-Dade County Public Schools Miami Salon National Endowment for the Arts Norfolk Southern Someone & Somebody South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Southern Land Films Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs The Children's Trust The Clinton Family Fund Tropical Chevrolet Williamson Automotive WLRN
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