The American Pops Orchestra and PBS are proud to present:

One Voice: The Songs We Share

Episode 3: Country
Episode 4: American Roots

Join us as we celebrate uniquely American music that has transcended its original genre and audience.

October 29th at 10pmET/9C, only on PBS.

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NextGen National Competition

Finding the Voices of Tomorrow

Auditions Open: November 1, 2021

Auditions Close: November 26, 2021

Audition Requirements

  • Audition music must be a 32-bar cut of an American popular song (Broadway, Standard, Pop, Jazz, Gospel, etc) written before 1970.
  • The piece must not be found in the Singer’s Musical Theater Anthology for their voice type.
  • The music you perform for your audition will also be the piece you perform for the first round if selected as a semi-finalist.

There is no fee to audition. If selected, semi-finalists will receive free masterclasses about performing, recording, and working in the music industry. Additionally, semi-finalists will receive accompaniment tracks and custom arrangements free of charge.

Selected finalists are invited to perform live with The American Pops in the final round with all expenses covered.

The top 4 finalists receive a cash prize

All winners also receive a paid performance opportunity with the orchestra.

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APO is proud to present our 2021 Virtual Kid’s Tour!

Do you know the classic story, "The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly?"

The American Pops Orchestra is excited to present an original, musical version of the tale to kids and schools across the nation.

Each broadcast will include a live full-length show, instrument demonstrations, and Q&A. Register your child or your classroom today!

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Upcoming Events


One Voice "Country and "American Roots"
National PBS
Streaming on PBS.org

Paulo Szot with members of The American Pops Orchestra
Feinstein's/54 Below
November 24-27

Our Impact

From inspiring young artists from diverse backgrounds through our outreach programs to partnering with nonprofit organizations across the country, we are proud to build our APO family.

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