Columbus Children’s Choir is getting ready for another year of Middle School Honors Choir, a partnership between CCC and Columbus City Schools. With eleven seasons under its belt, this is CCC’s longest running collaboration. Columbus City Schools’ singers in grades 6-8 are nominated by their teacher to participate in a 10-week program lead by CCC’s artistic director, Jeanne Wohlgamuth. This prestigious program concludes with performances at CCC’s Winter Concert and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Breakfast Celebration—the nation’s largest celebration of its kind. This collaboration is supported by the Ohio Arts Council with a grant for Arts Partnerships and rigorously reviewed by Measurement Resources Company.
“This program is special, because it’s a short term experience for kids. Maybe a child has shown an interest, but Mom and Dad aren’t ready for the commitment of a full school year. We have seen lots of families join CCC after a really good experience in the program,” said managing director, Kerry Haberkern. Program director, Tammy Gebara said families can also be worried about cost. “I get a chance to talk to Mom or Dad while the children are rehearsing and they often say they couldn’t afford this on their own. I get to tell them they can. We offer generous financial aid and flexible payment plans. I love helping families continue, if that’s what they want.”
The Middle School Honors Choir was created by Columbus Children’s Choir founder Dr. Sandra Mathias and continues to receive national attention and local news coverage for its performance at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Breakfast Celebration. For more information about the nominating process or how to get your Columbus City Schools middle schooler involved, please contact program manager Tammy Gebara at email@example.com.
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