Producing family friendly arts and cultivating music education resources is our way of inspiring the next generation of great musicians and vocalists to take up the mantle and pursue careers in music.

We believe that access to high-quality art experiences should be available to everyone. The American Pops has created outreach programs that deliver musical and artistic experiences to underserved arts-lovers of every age.

Each year APO hosts a free national collegiate vocal competition, the NextGen National: Finding the Voices of Tomorrow. We host performance masterclasses for collegiate musicians, create original children’s programming of the highest caliber and visit schools free of charge in communities with limited access to music education and high-quality artistic performances. Students are given the chance to learn about professional performances, as well as interact directly with APO Musicians and Artists through Q&As and additional in-person or virtual engagements.

The future of American popular music rests in our hands. We’re honored to put microphones, instruments, and confidence in theirs.


Kids Kits distributed to help the next generation of artists and musicians discover their passion for music.


Views on our children's programming content, helping teachers keep kids engaged with music even in a remote school environment

Discovering the Next Generation

63 colleges and universities participated in NextGen, resulting in 160+ auditions and over 120 performances