“Our concert with One Voice provided our students a real life
opportunity to take a stand for justice. We teach peace and ethics
every day. The collaboration gave our students a unique opportunity
to walk the talk. Most importantly, having raised a son who is gay,
I was fully aware of the collaboration's tremendous potential for
good in the lives of young people.”
—Dr. Karen J. Rusthoven, Principal, Community of Peace Academy
One Voice's OUT in Our Schools program collaborates with
student singers at local middle and high schools with educational
and community outreach concerts. On May 21, 2013, One Voice singers
worked with students at three St. Paul area high schools, partnering
For Equity, an organization providing safe school
environments for GLBT students and staff, and the
Straight Alliance. Thank you to Traveler’s Arts & Diversity
Fund and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council for their support of
this year’s OUT in our Schools!
Among youth, bullying and name-calling related to sexual orientation is a serious issue. One Voice has tackled this problem since 1999 by rehearsing and performing with students in the public schools. At many schools where One Voice works, OUT in Our Schools is the only music that the students receive all year and the most significant GLBT outreach they get. Music builds bridges, enhances communication, and dispels myths and stereotypes. Through OUT in Our Schools,One Voice creates powerful artistic partnerships that connect students with creative, caring adults—some of whom just happen to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
Explore the many schools where One Voice has performed.
Each year our singers take a day off of work to perform in metro area schools. We’re finalizing plans as we speak—do you have a recommendation for a school that needs us?