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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

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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!