The Memphis Boychoir, Inc.
HIGHLIGHTS AND NEWS
MEET OUR CHOIRS
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.
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
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
Join Us For Some Memorable Events
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.
Mondays and Wednesdays after school (3:30 p.m.) ending at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Dr. Brian Campbell for more information.
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.
Creates a sense of accomplishment
Provides life-long enjoyment
Improves idea expression
Social And Familial
Develops teamwork skills
Helps make friends
Brings families together
Creates a universal bond
Fosters cooperation w/teachers and peers
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:
Coordination and Motor Skills
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
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;
“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
Music Develops Unity And Intelligence