The Memphis Boychoir, Inc.

HIGHLIGHTS AND NEWS

MEET OUR CHOIRS

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 OR BOOK US FOR YOUR EVENT

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

We Love Performing

Do You Want The Memphis BoyChoir, GirlChoir, and/or ChamberChoir To Sing For An Event Or Special Occassion?

We Want To Hear From You

Calling All Boys And Girls and

Experienced Adult Singers

EVENTS

Join Us For Some Memorable Events

 

2019–2020 SCHEDULE

September 09, 2019

Rehearsals Resume

After school rehearsals begin this week with preparations for our fall program and the annual Service of Lessons & Carols. Join us for a rehearsal and see how the Memphis Boychoir, Inc. provides musical opportunities for boys and girls of the mid-south.

November 01, 2019

ChoirFest 2019 - 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate the joy of singing with 100+ elementary school children from Shelby County as they spend the day making music with Dr. Christa Kuebel from the University of Central Arkansas.

December 15, 2019

Annual Service of Lessons & Carols - 4:00 p.m.

The story of the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus is told in short Bible readings interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music.

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The Memphis BoyChoir, Inc. invites interested elementary school aged boys or girls
to join the choir! Stop by any of our open rehearsals, or make an
appointment with the director.
Rehearsal Schedule
Mondays and Wednesdays after school (3:30 p.m.) ending at 5:30 p.m.
 
Contact Dr. Brian Campbell for more information.

PROVEN

BENEFITS

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

 

INTEREST IN MUSIC EDUCATION IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

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
And Self-Esteem
  • Relieves stress

  • Creates a sense of accomplishment

  • Provides life-long enjoyment

  • Improves idea expression

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

  • Helps make friends

  • Brings families together

  • Creates a universal bond

  • Fosters cooperation w/teachers and peers

Babies
Elementary
  • 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

  • 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

Education And
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

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

 

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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

TheBrandSquad
First Tennessee
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HISTORY

Community Outreach

In 1988, The Memphis BoyChoir began as a community outreach program by Saint John’s Episcopal Church. Open to all boys & girls in the city, talent and dedication being the only requirements, today’s choir is an accurate reflection of what we look like as a city and a vision of what we can accomplish in concert with one another. The choirs are supported by Saint John’s Episcopal Church.

COLLEGE ADMISSION

Musical Ability Is Highly Regarded In College Application Reviews

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