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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.