25 years of music education

The Spivey Hall Children’s Choir (SHCC) program at Clayton State University in Morrow is celebrating its silver anniversary this year. The critically acclaimed group will perform a series of concerts between now and mid-May, some featuring SHCC alumnae.

During the past 25 years, SHCC has enriched the lives of more than 1,000 dedicated and accomplished singers through its rigorous music enlightenment and training program. Each year 170 students between the ages of 10 and 18, from 17 Metro Atlanta counties, are chosen for the program from auditions and teacher recommendations. Once accepted, choir participants may remain in the program until they graduate from high school.

Every third summer, the most advanced singers have traveled on a 10- to 12-day international tour. Past trips have been to Spain, Italy, China, England, Sweden and Norway. This summer the traveling choir will perform in Chattanooga and Nashville, Tenn.

Photo of student singers provided by Spivey Hall Children’s Choir.

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