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
I am so very proud to be associated with such a wonderful organization. My belief is that music, in any form, brings great joy to the performer and the listener beyond measure. When that music comes from a child, it brings with it something so pure and honest. From the youngest to the oldest, each member of the Choral Arts Link program is given an opportunity to learn and grow, whether they plan to be a singer or a doctor, the door has been opened. Anyone wanting to invest in our youth, would be well served investing in Choral Arts Link - volunteering, financially investing or just spreading the word. Join me in clearing a path to excellence. Support Choral Arts Link!
My child has been in the choir since 2nd grade and is now a Senior. Her goal is to be a vocal performance major and perform. MET Singers laid the foundation for her aspirations of being a classically trained performer. What she has learned along with her private training has greatly prepared her for the college auditions she is currently undertaking. The teachers and students are very proud of their work and it shows every time they perform. Way to go MET!!!
As a member of the board of directors, it's amazing to be blown away each and every time these young people perform. I appreciate the arts and enjoy being involved with an organization that fosters youth development and training.