Chanticleer is well known and highly regarded for our long-standing education programs, which started in 1986 with Singing in the Schools TM now in its 29nd year. The programs include Youth Choral Festivals in San Francisco and selected cities across the country, and a National Choral Festival for 350 participants from around the country every five years. Together with our International Young Composer Competition, National College and University Residency Workshops, the Louis A. Botto (LAB) Choir and Chanticleer in Sonoma: Annual Summer Workshops for Adults, Chanticleer's systematic programs provide education and opportunities to singers of all ages. Approximately 5,000 students each year are nurtured through Chanticleer’s investment in their musical education led by a full-time Education Director often with the participation of the performing ensemble.