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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Singing & Choral Groups

Mission: Choral Arts Link's mission is to preserve a tradition and discipline of choral development by providing children the opportunity to develop leadership skills, to enhance their education, and to grow artistically and professionally.

Results: Our matriculation of singers remaining with MET from entry through high school is increasing. MET alumni response to invitations to return and mentor during rehearsals/special performances is increasing . A freshman - MET alumna- will intern with us through her university's service learning . Singers interested in vocal competition participation is growing and their successes are commendable. MET Singers will celebrate its 18th season with Nashville Symphony during its annual Let Freedom Sing concert, January 2015.

Target demographics: children and youth obtain equitable arts access options in choral training and professional development. Fees are set to allow participation by lower & middle income families.

Direct beneficiaries per year: We serve approximately 125 singers and their families per year via CAL programs. Our direct services' goal is 150 singers & their families per year.

Geographic areas served: Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Programs: 1. MET Singers: Honor Choir (school season) Celebration Youth Chorus (Nashville Symphony), Inspiration Point (Guest Artist Informances) 2. MET Choral CAMP, MET Vocal CAMP (summer season) 3. MET Academy program includes 3 significant projects: - MET Choral Academy - after school choral training sessions - Singing in the City Choral Retreats with professional guest artists - WritingWorks: Choral commissioned works that are a cappella, or with instrumental (folk, wind ensemble or symphonic) accompaniment

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a grandparent and volunteer, for a current MET student, I am pleased to say that we have a wonderful organization that is truly ALL ABOUT THE CHILDREN. My granddaughter has been a member of MET for 5 years. This past year she took a 6 month hiatus. During her absence she felt that she was not getting the proper choral training through her school. She expressed to me that she was loosing the PROPER training she needed in order to continue to pursue her career of choice, MUSIC. The school that she currently is attending did not provide the proper decorum that all music professionals should follow and she was loosing her vocal range and training, to a teacher that just really didn’t seem to care. She wanted more! She made the decision to return to MET. She now wants to finish her school years out with MET and this is a choice that she has made. MET welcomed her back with open arms!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter Krystian basically grew up in Met. She has been performing since a young age. The volunteer teachers there take special care with all the kids. For the past couple of years I have been a volunteer parent and have a first hand knowledge of the great work they do. Now my daughter has graduated high school and is off to college with a small music scholarship. I hope this program continues on so more kids can enjoy the sounds of sweet music that Mrs. Campbell-Holman and the rest of the great teaches at Met offer..

Jean W.

Board Member

Rating: 4

I am so very proud to be associated with such a wonderful organization. My belief is that music, in any form, brings great joy to the performer and the listener beyond measure. When that music comes from a child, it brings with it something so pure and honest. From the youngest to the oldest, each member of the Choral Arts Link program is given an opportunity to learn and grow, whether they plan to be a singer or a doctor, the door has been opened. Anyone wanting to invest in our youth, would be well served investing in Choral Arts Link - volunteering, financially investing or just spreading the word. Join me in clearing a path to excellence. Support Choral Arts Link!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Choral Art Link and Margaret Campbelle-Holman are amazing. Both in their passion for music and their love of children. The confidence and poise that this organiztion inspires is top notch. You could expect no better training and guidance. We aim to treat every child as our own for

Review from Guidestar

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My child has been in the choir since 2nd grade and is now a Senior. Her goal is to be a vocal performance major and perform. MET Singers laid the foundation for her aspirations of being a classically trained performer. What she has learned along with her private training has greatly prepared her for the college auditions she is currently undertaking. The teachers and students are very proud of their work and it shows every time they perform. Way to go MET!!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a member of the board of directors, it's amazing to be blown away each and every time these young people perform. I appreciate the arts and enjoy being involved with an organization that fosters youth development and training.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Our nine-year-old son participated in the day camp last summer and thoroughly loved it. After full days of singing, he was energized and couldn't wait to return the next day. The program gave him exposure to diverse choral literature and several different instructors. He looks forward to coming back in 2010!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am amazed at how the children of different age groups come together to make on beatiful sound. Every one is welcome and all are treated with the utmost respect. The children are learning the basics in music and how to perform with proper etiquette. They are so amazing and the organization is just as amazing to be able to offer this to the children of out community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every time that I am around the young singers, I am overcome with emotion. It is just a beautiful sound that comes from their blended voices.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with Choral Arts has been nothing but positive. The music teachers that volunteer their time to work with our kids are amazing. My son has always loved music, but MET has opened his eyes to things that he didn't think were possible. They have given him the confidence he needs to excel at what he loves. They also do a great job working with their students and teaching them to be well-rounded, respectable adults. They are taught lessons that will carry them through a lifetime.