In response to requests for a child-focused organization, the Southern California Children’s Chorus was founded in 1996 as an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to “enriching children’s lives through distinguished choral music education and world-class performance.”
Over 300 children are enrolled in a sequential choral program consisting of six choirs: Concert, Advanced, Intermediate, Apprentice, Primary and Kinder levels. Guided by a talented and diverse Board of Directors and a highly-skilled musical and administrative staff, choral members perform locally throughout the year at special events and venues like the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Auditions are held by appointment, in spring and again, in summer.
Tuition, wardrobe and music fees are established annually. The SCCC is dedicated to making its programs available to children from all economic backgrounds, providing scholarships and other forms of assistance to families in need. Striving to make membership as affordable as possible, the SCCC engages in an array of fundraising activities, deriving the significant portion of its budget not covered by tuition from tax-deductible contributions from the community as well as support from grant-making organizations.