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The purpose of the Athens Area Children’s Choir is to teach and encourage children to achieve high artistic standards through choral singing and performance. Life skills such as discipline, responsibility, and teamwork are of equal importance. High expectations will be placed on this select group. Members will attend regular Monday 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm September through May.
A $50 registration fee and monthly fee of $50 will be required from each participant. Financial assistance is available from the Marian Biddle Trew Scholarship Fund.
Athens Area Children’s Choir is directed by local musician Karen Malone and assisted by Ellen Kimball, AACA Executive Director Emeritus, who also serves as accompanist. The choir is under the umbrella of the Athens Area Council for the Arts and will be supported by a steering committee. Parents are invited to serve on this committee.
Karen Malone is Music Director at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and a private piano instructor. She has over 30 years experience in music education and holds a BA in Music Education from St. Leo University, a Masters in Music Education from Florida State University, and has completed doctorate coursework at the University of Southern California.
Auditions for Athens Area Children’s Choir (AACC) are held on an individual basis. Parents should call The Arts Center to schedule. AACC auditions singers in grades 4-9 to fill available spots in the ensemble.
The ensemble debuted Thursday September 8 2016 when Athens Area Children’s Choir is the featured performer with PBS Sensation Annie Moses Band, which opened AACA’s 2016-2017 Big Time/Small Town Performance Season.
Those auditioning should come prepared to sing a song (please bring sheet music, an accompaniment CD or iPod, or be ready to sing a cappella).
The rehearsal and performance season of AACC is September – May. Performances 2016-2017 included Pumpkintown, Old-Fashioned Downtown Christmas, and the matinee performance of Christmas and all of that Jazz, The Arts Center’s popular holiday performance. A full-length show concluded the choir year in Spring 2017.
We thank the following for their generous support of Athens Area Children’s Choir:
Athens Movie Palace
Sandra & Mike Boyd
Sandy & Ron Brown
Jan Burleson & G. David Brown
Autumn & Jason Carusillo
Whitney Kimball Coe & Matt Coe
Anna & Randy Cook
Lauren & Tony Fox
Judi & Shelley Griffith
Kristin & Hendree Harrison
Sarah & Ben Kennedy
Ellen & Art Kimball
Durelle & Gerald Linton
Kim & Skip Luke
Janet & Roy Martin
Lisa & Scottie Mayfield
Jen Nunley & Brad Jewell
Lynn & Bo Perkinson
Janice & Bob Roseberry
Karen & Dave Siklosi
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Choristers
Lauren & Scott Trew