Sing For Hope
|Founder||Camille Zamora, Monica Yunus|
|New York City|
|Mission||Sing for Hope makes art accessible to all|
Sing for Hope is a non-profit organization founded by opera singers Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora. The two New York City based vocalists and alumnae of the Juilliard School established Sing for Hope as a resource for New York artists who want to use their art give back to their community.
Entering its tenth year as a 501(c)(3) public charity based in New York City, Sing for Hope's vision is that the arts have unique power to uplift and unite individuals and communities. Its volunteer-driven outreach programs reach several thousand people a year at various under-resourced schools, community centers, and healthcare facilities in the five boroughs. Sing for Hope's Volunteer Artist Roster features artists from almost every artistic discipline.
The Sing for Hope Pianos project, one of New York City's largest public art projects, brings artist-painted pianos to the parks and public spaces of the city for public enjoyment. The pianos often feature formal and impromptu concerts and have been likened to an open festival of music bringing together New York’s culturally diverse population. Following their two-week public residency, The Sing for Hope Pianos are donated to schools, healthcare facilities, and community centers, enriching lives for years to come. CBS News wrote that the project was "reminding us all of the power of music to inspire and unite."
- "Uniting Artists, Uniting Communities", Leaders magazine, vol. 34, Issue No.3 (Autumn 2011)
- Tommasini, Anthony. "Sirens, Trucks’ Gears and Piano Melodies in the Great Outdoors", The New York Times, July 6, 2011
- Birnbaum, Amy. "Sing for Hope Wants New Yorkers Playing Piano All Summer", CBS News, June 21, 2010
- Piano project
- Sing for Hope street pianos
- MSNBC feature on the pianos
- Camille Zamora explains the piano project on YouTube