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Announcing A New Home for The Memphis BoyChoir, GirlChoir and ChamberChoir

It is with great pleasure that Memphis BoyChoir, Inc. Board of Directors announces effective Fall 2021, all choir operations will move to Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

HIGHLIGHTS AND NEWS

REFRESH & RESTART
A message from the Board of Directors

 

After much research and due diligence, The Memphis BoyChoir, Inc. Board of Directors is delighted to move forward into a new era for this Memphis treasure and one of our leading arts organizations.
 

In our partnership with Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church, all choir programs will be led by Dr. Patrick Scott, newly appointed Memphis BoyChoir, Inc. Artistic Director, who is also the Artistic Director and Director of Music and Organist at Grace-St. Luke's.

 

Incorporation into the robust music heritage at Grace-St. Luke's is a much sought after and anticipated collaboration, one that will benefit our mission and programs, our choristers, Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church and school, fans and supporters, as well as the community at large.  Grace-St. Lukes's is enthusiastically embracing this opportunity to "re-boot" these choirs after the Covid hiatus.

 

All previous choristers are encouraged to join, and new choristers will be recruited from the Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School and all schools around the Memphis region. To learn more about auditions and joining a choir, click here.

WASHINGTON CATHEDRAL
WASHINGTON CATHEDRAL

Guest Performances On Tour

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COLLEGE ADMISSION
COLLEGE ADMISSION

Musical Ability Is Highly Regarded In College Application Reviews

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INCREASED SAT SCORES
INCREASED SAT SCORES

Music, SAT Math And English Scores Soared

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WASHINGTON CATHEDRAL

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REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES
REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES

Train, Practice and Perform With Professional Musicians

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DONATE
DONATE

Click Here To Contribute

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SING WITH US
SING WITH US

Click Here To Schedule An Audition

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MEET OUR CHOIRS

THE MEMPHIS BOYCHOIR, INC.
The parent (501c3) non-profit organization supports 3 choirs.

Memphis
BoyChoir

Boys third grade and older with an interest and passion for music

Memphis GirlChoir

Girls third grade and older with an interest and passion for music

Memphis ChamberChoir

Adult musicians passionate about choral music sung to a high standard

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

A Creative And Interactive Musical Experience For Children & Adults

 

We offer a unique opportunity to provide the benefits that only music can provide. Choristers participate in weekly rehearsals designed to stimulate academic and creative development as well as learn performance skills, music theory, history and more.

OUR MISSION

To Provide The Community With A Unique Musical Opportunity

We provide boys and girls with the unique and multi-faceted experience for which the centuries-old Anglican choral tradition has been known: first-rate musical formation from professional staff within a healthy, supportive, and spiritual after-school environment. Through membership in the ChamberChoir, adults also participate in this dynamic choral experience, both with the BoyChoir and GirlChoir, and as an independent ensemble. 

 

AUDITION

There Are 6,000+ Languages In The World. The One Thing Uniting Us All Is Music.

TRY OUT NOW!

AUDITIONS

The Memphis Boy and Girl Choirs invite third grade and older boys through voice change and girls through 12th grade to audition!  


Audition Schedule
Auditions are by appointment and are happening now at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.


Contact Dr. Patrick Scott for more information or call 901-252-6323

PROVEN

BENEFITS

Singing Is More Than Just Enjoyment; It Is An Education.

 

INTEREST IN MUSIC EDUCATION IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

BENEFITS OF MUSIC PLAY AND INSTRUCTION

As we’ve seen across the nation, the arts are typically the first thing to go in favor of endeavors that have a higher perceived short term benefit (e.g. higher test scores, more enrollment, more revenue). Long-term, less quantifiable benefits are overlooked. Interestingly, a recent Gallup Study shows that Americans hold music and music-making in high regard, and that everyone can enjoy the proven benefits of music, especially youth.

Mental Health
& Self-Esteem
  • Relieves stress

  • Creates a sense of accomplishment

  • Provides life-long enjoyment

  • Improves idea expression

Social & Familial
Well-Being​​
  • Develops teamwork skills

  • Helps make friends

  • Brings families together

  • Creates a universal bond

  • Fosters cooperation w/teachers and peers

Education &
Intelligence​​
  • ​Necessary to be well-rounded

  • Improves intellectual development

  • Raises grades and keeps kids motivated

  • Improves spatial-temporal skills necessary in architecture, math, engineering, art, gaming and working with computers

Babies
  • Many believe we are born with Inherent Musical Capabilities: Responses to music are immediate and instinctive, not learned 

 

  • Brain Anatomy And Development:
    Actively participate in musical activities starting by age 2 to alter anatomy and brain development

Elementary
  • Students who participate in music instruction score significantly higher, and act significantly better, in a variety of other areas:

    • IQ Scores

    • Creativity

    • Coordination and Motor Skills

Teenagers
  • Significantly increases SAT scores
    • 61% Higher on Verbal

    • 42% Higher on Math​

  • Improves English and Math grades

    • 22% Higher in English

    • 20% Higher In Math​

  • 73% less likely to have discipline problems

Sources: Lewis Thomas, Case for Music in the Schools, Phi Delta Kappa, Arts Education Partnership, Columbia Univ., ’94 and ‘99; SAT Source, College-Bound Seniors National Report: Profile of SAT; Program Test Takers, The College Entrance Examination Board, NJ, 1999; Frances Rauscher, Ph.D., Gordon Shaw, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 1994; www.musicworksmagic.com

ADVOCACY

“I Often Think of Music. I Live My Daydreams In Music. I See My Life In Terms Of Music."

- Albert Einstein

 

MUSIC ADVOCACY FROM SOME OF THE GREATEST INFLUENCERS OF OUR TIME

Be Your Own Artist, And Always Be Confident In What You're Doing"

ARETHA FRANKLIN - SINGER, SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN

"It Isn't About The Money.  This Is Just For Me. I Love Music"

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - SINGER, SONGWRITER, ACTOR 

"Music Produces An Effect On The Moral Character Of The Soul"

ARISTOTLE - PHILOSOPHER

"The Only Thing Better Than Singing, Is More Singing"

ELLA FITZGERALD - MUSICIAN

 
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Music Develops Unity And Intelligence

SUPPORT AND ADVOCATE THE ARTS TO ENHANCE THE LIVES OF BOYS AND GIRLS THROUGH MUSIC

Thank You For Your Generous Support

The Memphis BoyChoir, Inc. acknowledges the generous support from hundreds of private supporters including these area sponsors