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.
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MEET OUR CHOIRS
THE MEMPHIS BOYCHOIR, INC.
The parent (501c3) non-profit organization supports 3 choirs.
Boys third grade and older with an interest and passion for music
Girls third grade and older with an interest and passion for music
Adult musicians passionate about choral music sung to a high standard
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.
There Are 6,000+ Languages In The World. The One Thing Uniting Us All Is Music.
TRY OUT NOW!
The Memphis Boy and Girl Choirs invite third grade and older boys through voice change and girls through 12th grade to audition!
Auditions are by appointment and are happening now at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
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.
Creates a sense of accomplishment
Provides life-long enjoyment
Improves idea expression
Social & Familial
Develops teamwork skills
Helps make friends
Brings families together
Creates a universal bond
Fosters cooperation w/teachers and peers
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
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
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
“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"
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"Music Produces An Effect On The Moral Character Of The Soul"
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"The Only Thing Better Than Singing, Is More Singing"
ELLA FITZGERALD - MUSICIAN
Music Develops Unity And Intelligence