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
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.
As the parent of a 13 year-old-daughter served by Choral Arts Link, I am forever grateful for the music training, character building, and performance opportunities made available to the young people here in Music City, USA through the non-profit Choral Arts Link. The staff and volunteers are truly dedicated to children, music, and the community. I have witnessed my daughter develop her vocal talents, leadership skills, performance decorum, and peer relations. Her training has been top-notch, and she has performed well in several impressive venues, including the Schermerhorn Symphony Center with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. We are proud to support and be supported by Choral Arts Link.