About Commonwealth Youthchoirs

a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Our Mission:

The Mission of Commonwealth Youthchoirs is to provide superior choral music education and performance opportunities for young people from diverse economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds and to pursue artistic excellence that inspires performers and audiences alike.

Our Core Values

We believe that the deep and caring connection between our choral directors and our young singers is as essential to musical achievement as is musical knowledge. Our choral learning communities promote self-discipline, commitment, camaraderie and leadership in our singers. We value diversity in repertoire, in the cultural experiences we provide our young singers through touring, and especially in the backgrounds of our community's members and our audience.

Our Philosophy:

A young person joins one of our two choirs as a singer, but he or she will leave the experience as a singer-musician. Membership in Commonwealth Youthchoirs requires great commitment, but the rewards are equally great. For our singers, the skills they learn, the music they make, the places they go, and the people they meet are experiences that will serve them all their lives. Participating in Keystone State Boychoir or Pennsylvania Girlchoir truly offers the experience of a lifetime.

Our Stategic Plan PDF document

Our Annual Reports

Other Resources

Commonwealth Youthchoirs Board of Directors

Linda Samost

Lori Flynn
Vice Chair

Colleen J. Christian, MD

Andrea Imredy Saah

Will Anninger, MD
David P Brown
Laura Bryan
Susan Davis
Linda G. Deis
Georgette Hamaty

Steven M. Fisher, ex officio
Joseph P. Fitzmartin, ex officio

Commonwealth Youthchoirs Staff

Steven M. Fisher
Interim Managing Director

Martha Platt
Program Director

Mariangela Saavedra
Administrative Assistant

Board Members can access the Board calendar here (password required):