CHORAL ARTS LINK

Rating: 4.85 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 4200 Kings Ct Margaret Campbelle-Holman Nashville TN 37218 USA

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
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

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!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Require ALL parents / grandparents to participate in the volunteer program. The children need to see that the family is as involved as they are.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

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..

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

That my daughter was a part of Met singers for about 10 years.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

More resources would make this organization rise to a higher level.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do exactly what they do

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The family like atmosphere

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Terrrific, dedicated, highly skilled and etremely giving

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Teach the world to sing.

Ways to make it better...

More volunteers to spread the work

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Growing and not swelling and having enough finacial resources to effectively do what we are called to do

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love Choral Arts Link

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

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.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the ability to take so many different children and come up with on beautiful sound.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

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.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the ability that they have to let me experience emotions when hearing them sing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

As a Grandparent Volunteer it has given me MUCH PLEASURE working with this group. To witness the TRUE dedication of ALL INVOLVED, Director, Students, Teachers, Board Members, Parents - ALL VOLUNTEERS - is heart-warming. This year some of the Seniors, many of whom started when then they were in the Second Grade, are now graduating with the intention of doing something in the Music field, then returning to pass on their knowledge. These children not only sing, but have learned to 'read music' & learn 'theory'. They perform all types of music GRANDLY!!! Their Director/Teachers work extremely hard @ their 'day jobs' then dedicate themselves to these kids for classes, rehearsals, & performances. NOBODY GETS PAID (except for a very small stipend the teachers get for the one week Summer Camp). To take 60 mainly non-singing students - 2nd - 12th grades - & turn them into Classically trained SINGERS is beyound belief. You just have to hear them!!!! Their 'professionalism' is unquestionable. This group fosters 'family'!!! Join us & you'll see. The MET Singers Honor Choir becomes the Celebration Youth Chorus each year for the annual MLK Celebration with the Nashville Symphony & have done so for the past 13 years & they DO MAKE US PROUD. I am extremely delighted to be one of their small volunteers doing whatever I can to help make a difference, but the one's to be GREATLY HONORED are the TEACHERS/DIRECTOR/PARENTS/STUDENTS.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching the students grow in maturity as well as performances.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

MAKE SURE THEY HAD MONEY TO OPERATE & PAY THE DIRECTOR/TEACHERS, & to assist students in 'fee's' necessary for various activities (choir contest, trips, uniforms, etc.)

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The 'FAMILY' atmosphere of the entire organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated, hard working, giving, serious & thoroughly interested in giving their best for the students!!!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do everything it wanted to do, including having a building of it's own, eventually starting an "Art's Academy" with full-time enrollment; having a larger Summer Camp program; providing 'scholorships' to Seniors going to college; full-time PAID staff;

Ways to make it better...

I had mor energy!!!!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of money!!!!!!!!

One thing I'd also say is that...

The unleached TALENT in the kids is absolutely wonderful. With more time & MONEY there is no telling what could happen!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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