Why does Cantus also perform popular music?

Cantus Youth Choirs is the only choir in the Treasure Valley to offer popular music singing opportunities. Beyond the entertainment value of performing and experiencing pop music, there is also academic value. There is academic value in singing pop music for kids, as it can provide opportunities for children to develop a range of skills and knowledge.

Firstly, singing pop music can help children to develop their musical skills, such as pitch, rhythm, and melody. By singing pop songs, children can learn to recognize and replicate different musical styles and techniques, which can improve their ability to sing in tune and keep a steady beat.

Additionally, singing pop music can also enhance children’s language skills, as they learn to sing and memorize the lyrics of songs. This can help to improve their vocabulary, pronunciation, and understanding of grammar and sentence structure.

Moreover, singing pop music can promote social and emotional development in children, as it can encourage them to express themselves and connect with others through music. Singing in a group can also help to build social skills, such as cooperation and teamwork.

A study of popular music in high school can greatly benefit a singer as they prepare for a collegiate commercial music program.

Overall, singing pop music can be a fun and engaging way for children to learn and develop a range of academic and social skills.