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September 25, 2012
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September 25, 2012
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I was a member of Detroit Children's Choir from 2010-2011 and am currently on hiatus due to furthering my career by now living in Hollywood California. DCC opened doors for me by referring me to local auditions that allowed me to perform for the Wayne County State Of The Union Address! That will hold a memory of a life time for myself and my family. Ms. Schoch is dedicated to her members and holds structured rehearsals. I learned the true aspect of classical music, the history of the songs that were performed, how to blend with the group as a whole, voice control and harmonizing. Any one fortunate enough to be accepted into her program will leave with the skills needed to take their craft to the next level; that's what I have done. I'm only 13 yrs old and I currently perform professionally in Hollywood.

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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?

2012

April 7, 2012

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April 7, 2012

Wow, what a great organization. My son has developed such confidence in himself being a member of the choir. He has been given an awesome opportunity. He has received excellent vocal training, and has grown beyond my imagination in social skills. Mrs. Schoch pours love, and direction into our children the great gift that she has so richly been blessed with. It shows and is heard through every song. I am a proud DCC parent.

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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?

2012

June 11, 2011

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June 11, 2011

The director/founder, Carol Schoch, is a child advocate and an assett for the youth of Metropolitan Detroit. Carol began her career as a certified music public school teacher. She has taught private voice lesson, and has both performed and conducted numerous choirs in North and South America, Europe, and Africa. Six years ago she earned a double master's degree in choral directing and voice pedagogy. Larger than all of her professional qualifications and bountiful music experience is her laughter, love, and enthusiasm to bring music and joy into the lives of young people, as she believes and many have witnessed it can transform lives. It has been my pleasure to be a volunteer during the past five annual weekend workshop/concerts!

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

serving the children and attending their performaces.

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

Clone the directors and teachers.

May 25, 2011

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May 25, 2011

My experience with the Detroit Children's Choir was absolutely incredible! I volunteered last year (2010) for their big annual concert, assisting in the general organization of the happenings of the day. Living in Boston, I have very limited opportunities to interact with such worthy causes in my hometown, and this experience was more than worth it!
I had so much fun getting to know the kids! They all come from different parts of the city and have so many stories to share. When the performance started, I was immediately awestruck with the power of their voices. The impact they had as I witnessed their dedication and talent come together brought tears to my eyes...three times! Watching all of these kids work together to achieve such beauty was just amazing. You could see the confidence and self worth the kids had gained by being a part of the choir.
I highly recommend attending their performances and supporting the organization's mission to provide music education to at risk youth. There is so much that DCC can do for the children of Detroit. Please support their efforts any way you can.

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My husband and I were so taken by DCC's efforts that we made a donation to the organization in lieu of gifts at our wedding! It is such a worth cause for Detroit!

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

More support! DCC would like to involve every youth who wants to sing! They need the help of neighbors of Detroit to thrive.

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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

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

it took only minutes to bond with these kids...it was wonderful!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

fulfilled

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 25, 2011

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January 25, 2011

The Detroit Children's Choir is a wonderful venue for kids in grades 4-7. It gives them a chance to express themselves in song. Also helps them learn team building. It lets them experience commitment issues. Mrs. Schoch stresses the fact that being a singer, you have to commit to being a team player. All the while learning to read and write music.

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I have seen the end results. The Concert Dreams which you can hear for yourself at detroitchildrenschoir.org was awesome.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would give leniency to parents and singers who give advance notifaction of prior commitments.

January 19, 2011

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January 19, 2011

The Detroit Childrens Choir is a very personalble org. I love the way Ms schoch take time to teach the children important skills in simple ways. The breathing, stretching and diction, she does and awsome job. you and not only see the concern, you can feel it as well.

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yes

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

flexable rehearsals

January 19, 2011

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January 19, 2011

My daughter is a member of this choir. She has learned so much since joining. Some of the skills she has attained are reading music, working with a group, and time management. The experiences she has had are priceless. I really appreciate all that the choir has been for my daughter.

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

my daughter's life.

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

have more participants

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