Registration is now open for Cantabile's Singing Summer Camp! For more information on dates and registration, please visit our Summer Camp page.
"I believe that all art forms: music, dance, performance & visual are our birthright as human beings. Being creative, expressive, and musical is as much a part of who we are as breathing, thinking and loving. We are hardwired to express, to create, to share, and to connect in these ways."
Jazmine Harnishfeger-Brand, Program and Production Manager, Adjunct Faculty
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Cantabile provides the opportunity for children to explore their love of music and to participate in choral music education and performance through concerts, outreach programs, community engagement, and national and international tours from a very early age.
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What People Are Saying About Us
Dr. Craig Jessop, Director Emeritus of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and current Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University
"To work and perform the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 with Elena Sharkova and the Cantabile Youth Singers was one of the great experiences of my professional career. The beauty of their angelic voices coupled with the mature artistry of their musical performance is simply one of the great treasures of children's choirs in America!”
Jim Papoulis, Composer and Conductor
"I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of choirs on all continents, and Cantabile is among the best. My experience with Elena Sharkova and her choirs was magical. The musical integrity, the desire to improve, and the vision by an amazing conductor, creates a superb experience for the creation of real music. The combination of musicianship, depth of programming, and pure enjoyment from the choristers was truly unique.”
David Bratman, San Francisco Classical Voice
"The choruses outstripped even the soloists in awesomeness…The Chorale enunciated its lyrics with a clarity that overwhelmed its position far off at the back of the stage."
Elija Ho, San Jose Mercury News
"Johann Adam Hiller, a Mozart contemporary, inscribed his copy of the Requiem score with: “Opus summum viri summi.” Not surprisingly, “the greatest work by the greatest man” often falls short in live performances. On Friday, the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale made its joy in singing this transcendent music palpable and, as led by Elena Sharkova, presented a forceful, dramatic argument for Hiller’s statement. The singers’ enthusiasm was probably the finest, most contagious element of the performance, and it appeared to spur on the orchestra, emanating warmth."
Parent of Two Cantabile Singers
"Thank you all for this weekend's (annual Retreat) amazing learning opportunity for the kids. Today's school pressures are intense and kids are pulled in so many directions by competing commitments. Because they are immersed in a community of people who are dedicated to the art form - teachers, musicians, staff, students, parents and they get to be with Cantabile 24/7, their teachers and role models, and they get peer support from friends, who also happen to be cool kids, these choir intensives really fire up their innate love of singing, and renew their commitment! Thank you so much for making this happen!"
Meet Our Artistic Director
Artistic Director and Conductor of Vocalise, Artistic Advisor to Aria
Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Ms. Sharkova received a Bachelor’s Degree in music education and piano and subsequently a graduate degree in conducting from the world-renowned St. Petersburg Rimski-Korsakov State Conservatoire, alma mater to Tchaikovski, Prokofiev...
Meet Our Artistic Staff
Conductor of Intermediate
Accompanist, Ensemble and Vocalise
Teacher of Prep 1 and Prep 2
Young Men’s Division Director, Bravi and Aria Conductor, Voice Master Class Clinician
Teacher of Prep 1 and Prep 2
Teacher of Prep 1 and Prep 3
Sponsors and Merchant Partners
Cantabile Youth Singers is proud to be sponsored by the following foundations, individuals and corporations:
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
Silicon Valley Creates
Los Altos Community Foundation
Vendor and Community Partners
Frank Bizzarro Auctioneers
Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
Sonnet Wine Cellars
WE Los Altos
Get In Touch With Us
- Office Location:
1000 Fremont Ave, Suite 215
Los Altos, CA 94024
Classes & Rehearsals:
461 Orange Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94022
- Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm