Songs Perfect for Graduation!

Spring has sprung! It’s a time to look ahead to great new possibilities.. One of the things many of us attend in late Spring is a graduation ceremony or two (or more, if you’re super social!). 

Many singers get asked to perform at a graduation ceremony or party. The toughest part may not even be getting up there to sing— it may be choosing WHAT to sing! The most important thing you can do is consider your audience. Is it at a more formal institution ? Then perhaps you want to select something more traditional, or even classic pop. Are you performing at a friend’s party AFTER the big ceremony? Well, maybe current pop may do the trick!

When selecting a graduation song, you must also consider the message. Whether it’s formal or informal, you want a song that inspires both grads and family! Some of the themes that work include lasting friendships, new beginnings, hope, and confidence. 

Not only do you want to choose the right song, but you want to be sure you’re super prepared for your big performance. Your voice teacher can help you make sure that the song is suitable for your level of availability and voice type. From there, he or she can help you polish it! No voice teacher? No problem!
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Traditional Songs

“Climb Every Mountain” from “Sound of Music”

“You’ll Never Walk Alone” from “Carousel”

Homeward Bound (the American folk song, not the Simon and Garfunkel tune!). 

 “An Old Irish Blessing”

“You Raise Me Up”- by Josh Groban

 “ The Prayer”- another one made popular by Josh Groban

 “The Impossible Dream”- from “Man of La Mancha” 

“Amigos Para Siempre”- this was used as a theme for the Olympics .

“ Time to Say Goodbye”- made popular by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman 

 Newer Pop Songs:

“Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield

“The Climb” by Miley Cyrus

  “Fly” by Avril Lavigne

 “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars

“Brave” by Sara Bareilles

“Now and Forever” by Carole King

“You Were There” by Michael Jackson

“Firework” by Katy Perry

Classic Pop Songs:

“What a Wonderful World”- made popular by “Satchmo”, Louis Armstrong!

“Make Your Own Kind of Music”- Mama Cass

“One Moment in Time”- Whitney Houston

“ Here Comes the Sun”- the Beatles

“ You Were There”- Michael Jackson

“That’s What Friends Are For”- the Burt Bacharach 80s classic ! 

Broadway and Movies

“ No Matter What” from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “ Whistle Down the Wind”

“ Defying Gravity” from “Wicked”

“Any Dream Will Do” from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat”

“ Dream For Your Inspiration” by the Muppets

“ Go the Distance” from Disney’s “Hercules”

“Our Time” from Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along”

Congrats, class of 2023!

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