ATLANTA YOUNG SINGERS of Callanwolde
ATLANTA YOUNG SINGERS of Callanwolde (AYS), based at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia, is Atlanta’s premier choir for children and youth. Founded in 1975, AYS is BRINGING MUSIC TO LIFE for children and youth in metro Atlanta and audiences all over the world. Under Music Director Paige F. Mathis (also an alumna), AYS is more than a simple choral program – it provides a diverse, challenging learning environment that inspires intelligent thought, artistic creativity and personal growth. AYS Singers come from over 85 school environments covering a 50-mile radius of Atlanta. Currently, 200 children ages 7 to 18 (2nd – 12th grade) are accepted each year into one of seven AYSC choirs where they SERVE the community through free performances and volunteer activities; GROW and develop life skills such as cooperation, dedication, self-confidence, discipline and mentoring; LEARN musical skills through choral rehearsals, music theory instruction, camps, performances, and tours; and SING in cooperation with other children to create music of highest artistic quality.