Upscale Singers

Scottsdale's Premier Adult Choir

Upscale Singers

Scottsdale's Premier Adult Choir

Funds raised from ticket sales and the annual silent auction and raffle held in spring support operational costs and our four youth outreach programs.

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WHO ARE

THE UPSCALE SINGERS?

Upscale Singers are a local singing group of 30 members who live in North Scottsdale, Carefree, Cave Creek and Phoenix, AZ. Under the direction of Margaret Watson, the group presents live entertainment twice a year an annual Christmas concert; and then in April, a cabaret-styled dinner show, complete with costumes, choreography, and lively musical medleys.

It's a mixed-age group with singers from their 40s to their 80s. The singers come from all parts of America and include a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, a nurse, accountants, psychologists, teachers, pilots and lots of business people and community volunteers.

The group has a dual mission: To have fun while making great music, and then to pass on to the next generation their joy and musical wisdom. The Upscale Singers do this in various ways:

  • They award music scholarships to local students in an annual competition for junior and senior high singers. The money goes directly to the vocal music teacher of the winner's choice.
  • They support the Arizona Magic of Music and Dance, a summer program for physically challenged youth. The program also involves high school volunteers as individual mentors and friends.
  • In 2010 they created a new program that helps our public school junior and senior high choir directors with up to $400 grants each school year. The funds go directly to choir needs, such as music purchases, accompanists and teaching aids.
  • They sponsor young singers to attend the Desert Foothills Youth Theater Music Camps.
  • They perform regularly with the Upscale Kids, a group of young singers that makes every concert a multi-generational happening!

The Upscale Singers are a 501-c(3) non-profit organization. Funds raised from ticket sales and the annual silent auction and raffle held in spring support operational costs and our four youth outreach programs.

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