Help us celebrate 10 years together! Donate to support our second album!

About the Project

The Six Degree Singers are making a second album!

To celebrate a decade together, we decided to record an album of greatest hits, but to make our dream a reality we need your support! There are so many components involved in making an album from studio time and sound editing to physically printing, pressing, and shipping the album. It is an expensive process, which is why we’re asking you for donations! Whether you are a choir member, alum, donor, concert attendee, or are supporting us for the first time by donating right now, we are so grateful for all of your support, now and over the past ten years! For that we say Thank You!

Who are the Six Degree Singers?

In 2009 Dr. Rachel Carlson wanted something to fill a gap she saw in the community: A choir for young professionals, everyday people from a variety of musical and non-musical backgrounds who wanted to keep the making of music an active part of their lives. Neither professional nor amateur, this group would serve as a warm inclusive community yet still have a strong musical discipline. She then reached out to her entire network of friends, coworkers, students and peers, ending up with a group diverse in background, skills and musical training. It was also a group where everyone seemed to know someone else and had at least heard of several of the others. Because of this familiarity and emphasis on people and connections the group was named "Six Degree Singers" in reference to the Six Degrees of Separation.

As we have grown, SDS has matured in musical ability but has never lost sight of the idea that SDS is a product of pursuing our collective dreams and desire for community. We now work as a choir with one central mission: keep music alive for our members and our communities. To do this, SDS provides performances, free musical education, and public outreach to ensure that music doesn't fall into a forgotten or harmless hobby.

Six Degree Singers has sung at venues throughout the D.C.-metro area, including the White House, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and a performance of the National Anthem for the Washington Nationals. We proudly commission and premiere works from up-and-coming and local composers, and collaborate with other music groups, such the Penn State Glee Club and the Teatro Lirico opera company, on performances that feature the musical abilities of SDS and its members.


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We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support!

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  • Donate $35 or more

    Donors at this level will receive a personalized email of thanks from our Artistic Director and receive a copy of our CD: The Anniversary Sessions!
    Amount over $15 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $60 or more

    Donors at this level will receive a set of Thank Yous including a personalized email of thanks from our Artistic Director and a public thank you via Twitter, and receive the Six Degree Singers' first and second albums!

    CD 1 = Six Degrees of Composers (2012)
    CD 2 = The Anniversary Sessions (2019)
    (286 of 290 remaining)
    Amount over $30 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    Donors at this level will be listed in the program for our next concert as a 2° Supporter, receive a set of Thank Yous including a personalized note of thanks from a choir member and a public thank you via Twitter, and receive the Six Degree Singers' first and second albums!

    CD 1 = Six Degrees of Composers (2012)
    CD 2 = The Anniversary Sessions (2019)
    (280 of 290 remaining)
    Amount over $30 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    Donors at this level will be listed in the program for our next concert as a 3° Supporter, receive a set of Thank Yous including a personalized note of thanks from a choir member and a public thank you via Twitter, receive an invitation to a VIP reception with the choir, and receive the Six Degree Singers' first and second albums!

    CD 1 = Six Degrees of Composers (2012)
    CD 2 = The Anniversary Sessions (2019)
    (36 of 40 remaining)
    Amount over $30 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Donors at this level will be listed in the program for our next concert as a 3° Supporter, receive a set of Thank Yous including a personalized note of thanks from a choir member and a public thank you via Twitter, receive an invitation to a VIP reception with the choir, and a swag bag full of Six Degree Singers goodies!

    Swag Bag Includes:
    Unique Slogan Bumper Sticker
    Six Degree Singers Tote Bag (Black)
    CD 1 = Six Degrees of Composers (2012)
    CD 2 = The Anniversary Sessions (2019)
    (20 of 20 remaining)
    Amount over $38 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $1,000 or more

    Donors at this level will be listed in the program for our next concert as a 4° Supporter and receive a set of Thank Yous including a personalized note of thanks from a choir member and a public thank you via Twitter! Donors at this level will also receive an invitation to a VIP reception with the choir and two complimentary tickets to the next upcoming concert series. Finally, donors at this level receive a swag bag full of Six Degree Singers goodies!

    Swag Bag Includes:
    Unique Slogan Bumper Sticker
    Six Degree Singers Tote Bag (Black)
    CD 1 = Six Degrees of Composers (2012)
    CD 2 = The Anniversary Sessions (2019)
    (9 of 10 remaining)
    Amount over $68 is tax-deductible
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$11,295.60 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 67 days ago

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