“A great work of art is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty.”
– Nadia Boulanger
“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.”
– Claude Debussy
“Without craftsmanship inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.”
– Johannes Brahms
CHILDREN'S CHOIR OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA
Vision and Philosophy
The Children's Choir of Central Virginia was established to serve children and youth from Charlottesville and Crozet, as well as surrounding cities and towns. Our goal is to provide a full range of youth choir programs for ages six to eighteen.
We hope to regularly host a children's choir festival, invite well-respected and established clinicians to work with the youth choir, and offer professional development opportunities for other choral music educators. The children will have the opportunity for local, national, and international tours.
It is through the dedication of each member that we are able to work towards excellence, and through that excellence we are able to bring to life beauty in the form of well crafted choral music of varying styles and languages. The fruits of this process are a sense of community among choristers, the joy of achieving set goals, self-discipline, mutual respect, self-esteem, teamwork, better posture and enunciation, historical perspective, development of a sense of culture and sophistication, and the critical lesson that there are no short cuts to excellence. Regardless of experience, each chorister will be encouraged to be dedicated and do his or her best. Parents and participants will repeatedly and clearly see the applicability to many other areas of their lives—including academics—of the many practical life skills that the choristers learn.