YoungVoices/BigSounds is a music education organization dedicated to providing dynamic musical instruction and performance opportunities to young people in New York City and beyond. We partner with schools, organizations, and companies to develop instrumental and beatmaking programs, vocal and percussion ensembles, and academic integration curricula. At the end of the 2013-2014 academic year, we'll have worked with over 500 young people at 9 partner sites in NYC. We believe in collaboration, creativity, and the power of music to help young people discover and express their voice.

Tickets: $5 (1 free ticket for performers’ family)
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Tickets: $5 (1 free ticket for performers’ family)

Buy tickets at Eventbrite (link below) or send an email to:

"Express Yourself: A Celebration of Black & Latino History Through Song"

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On March 20th, 2013, young people from all of YoungVoices/BigSounds’ partner sites came together for a special night of song and celebration.

Join the YVBS Team!

We’re looking to add creative, passionate individuals to the YVBS team. We’re currently looking for an experienced teaching artist for a part-time gig, as well as teaching artist and organizational development interns.  Check us out on, and send resume and brief cover letter (why are you an interesting person, why would you be a great addition to our team) to

k-1 chous at the ps 11 enrichment showcase from michael galinsky on Vimeo.

The amazing PS 11 YoungVoices Chorus (preK-K) on December 16th, 2011

"Ian Foster Jones is getting in tune with his students. The 31-year-old teacher came to Brooklyn’s Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice three years ago and was wowed by its academic curriculum — but found its music program fell flat."


YVBS at the Kumble Theater, with some behind-the-scenes

YoungVoices/BigSounds at the 2011 Fort Greene Festival. 

Amazing footage from the Festival captured and edited by Andrew Borden-Chishom of Spin The Verb Productions. Makes me really excited for tonight!

FG Fest 2011 from NYT The Local - Ft. Greene on Vimeo.

Video of YVBS opening for Mos Def in the Fort Greene Festival. Thanks to Celia Gorman and the NYTimes Fort Greene Local blog for the coverage. See the full write-up at