Over the course of the day, the young singers gather together to work on music, learn choreography, attend section rehearsals to learn how to sing their part “smart,” and have fun getting to know other musicians. “Diva Day” is led by a guest clinician as well as the Harborlites musical leadership under the guidance of Director Pam Pieson, all of whom share their expertise with our “Divas.”
The festival culminates in an evening show where the girls perform their music to a live audience, including their family and friends. The show also includes a performance by the Harborlites Chorus, special guests, and, in an inspiring finale, all of the singers join together on stage for a closing song.
In tribute to the success of this program, Harborlites has established a wonderful working relationship with the Southern California Vocal Association (SCVA), a professional organization of choral music teachers. SCVA choral directors bring their students to participate in the festival, and the directors are given the tools to bring more a cappella music and barbershop singing into their classrooms.
Established in 2006, Harborlites’ “Diva Day” has provided music education to thousands of girls from high schools and music programs across California and even reached into neighboring states. We are proud to help provide music education to the youth in our communities.