About Us

The Northern New Jersey Chinese American Hwa-Yin Youth Chorale was founded in 1989 with the goal of nurturing, enriching, and broadening the cultural horizons of children through music education. Hwa-Yin is a non-profit, self-funded organization currently under the direction of Mrs. Shinwen Chung, a distinguished conductor, educator, and vocalist.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an opportunity for our children to be nurtured and enriched in a musical environment. We want our children to experience diversity through the study of music from the various culture segments of our society, and to spread peaceful and joyful message to others with care and warmth.

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The Northern New Jersey Chinese American Hwa-Yin Youth Chorale was founded in 1989 with the goal of nurturing, enriching, and broadening the cultural horizons of children through music education. Hwa-Yin is a non-profit, self-funded organization currently under the direction of Mrs. Shinwen Chung, a distinguished conductor, educator, and vocalist.

Our members, whose grades range from second to twelve, compose a very diverse group from all over Northern New Jersey. They rehearse every Sunday afternoon during the school year. Music is a universal language that invokes profound emotions and allows all to communicate their love toward each other. Hwa-Yin represents not only a venue by which to gain music skill and appreciation, but also an opportunity to learn about global musical cultures and make local connections.

1989年10月,由一群熱愛音樂的華人父母們於北新澤西州創立了華音青少年合唱團。華音宗旨為培養優秀及熱愛音樂的青年團員,也期望下一代青年子弟能藉著音樂文化的認同和心靈的交流,在音樂藝術上茁壯成長。

華音首先在受人敬重的尤美文女士指導下奠定深厚的音樂根基,之後由胡蔡茜利女士及喻笙華博士共同扶植,為華音建立了在北新澤西州的盛名,華音合唱團並被新州星報譽為“北新澤西瑰寶”。 2002年林馨文女士年接任第四任指揮暨藝術總監,林指揮以無怨無悔的愛心及耐心為華音盡心盡力,並培養華音團員的成長。華音除了以美妙的中英文歌聲打動人心邁向主流社會,在音樂領域上更上一層樓,每年並有多名華音合唱團團員甄選上新澤西州、美東、全國榮譽合唱團。

華音精彩的演出深獲各界好評,除了每年度的盛大公演,平日也積極參與社區和慈善義演,並且經常受邀到各地表演。1992年第一場跨海之旅,遠赴台灣及菲律賓表演。1994年參加中國北京國際合唱節活動。1996年受邀於新澤西芭蕾舞節開幕表演。1997年參加捷克布拉格國際音樂節,同年12月並參與14個合唱團於卡內基廳所表演的“為和平而歌”音樂會。1999年參加英國倫敦國際兒童合唱節表演。2004年受邀佛州迪士尼世界表演,同年並參加奧地利維也納Advent Singing音樂節。2006年及2007年和悅悅小集合唱團分別於紐約林肯中心及新澤西羅格斯大學演出。2013年遠赴台灣與台北市士東國小、蘭雅國中弦樂團舉辦聯合音樂會。

合唱團每周日下午練唱,練習課程包含試唱,聲樂訓練,聽力訓練及音樂欣賞。成立即將屆滿26周年的華音青少年合唱團,在多年努力之下,精彩合唱演出不僅深得各界好評,團員們也藉此提升了音樂表達能力和技巧,同時也培養出團員間濃厚的友誼、責任感及團隊精神。也期許華音合唱團及團員們除了在歌唱及表演上有所成長,也能將優美的歌聲散播各地,體現音樂無國界的精神。

 

“Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.” - Yip Harburg Hwa-Yin Youth Chorale offers a place for students who are interested in singing and performing. Through hard work and intensive rehearsals, chorale members will engage in excellent voice and music performances, both as individuals and as members of the Hwa-Yin Youth Chorale. The students will learn to sing expressively and from the heart

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Shinwen Lin

Artistic Director and Conductor - Hwa-Yin

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