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Community School of the Arts Merges with Charlotte Children's Choir

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Dec 16, 2014
Charlotte, NC

Community School of the Arts (CSA) and the Charlotte Children’s Choir (CCC) announced last week that as of January 1, 2015, CCC will merge with CSA. Through the merger, Charlotte Children’s Choir will become a part of Community School of Arts and its choral program will continue under the Charlotte Children’s Choir name. The decision to merge stems from both organizations’ shared commitment to providing the best in accessible arts education to meet the needs of the community. This merger will provide students of both programs with new educational and performance opportunities, as well as create synergies and growth opportunities for the combined organization.

“Community School of the Arts is excited to continue the excellent programing and reputation of the Charlotte Children’s Choir,” Devlin McNeil, president and executive director of Community School of the Arts said. “Charlotte Children’s Choir provides a high quality music program to its students, which closely aligns with the mission of the School.  And, the School was founded with a strong choral component – we look forward to having it once again be a part of what we can offer to the community.”
The Charlotte Children’s Choir’s mission is to focus on artistic excellence in order to foster the personal, intellectual, and social growth of children. CCC, which was founded in 1986, currently serves children between the ages eight to eighteen through three choirs. As part of Community School of the Arts, CCC’s entire program will continue under the artistic direction of Dr. Heather Potter. Community School of the Arts, founded in 1969, seeks to transform lives and inspire community through outstanding and accessible arts education. CSA instructs almost 4,000 students a year in music and visual arts, through private lessons, group classes, workshops, summer camps, and outreach programs. Integrating the Charlotte Children’s Choir and Community School of the Arts programs adds to the breadth of each organization’s offerings, and brings the School’s programming full circle as choral instruction was a founding element of CSA. With the CCC, CSA continues along the path to its vision of a future in which Charlotte leads the nation in making outstanding arts instruction available to all children.
Both organizations are thrilled to enhance and expand choral and artistic opportunities for the community.
About Community School of the Arts
Community School of the Arts' mission and passion is transforming lives and inspiring community through outstanding, accessible arts education.  For more than forty years, the School has ensured that inspiring arts instruction is available to all by pursuing a simple strategy of compassion and inclusion:  Create excellent art and music programs that appeal to families of all income levels, then strive to make those programs available to every child through free outreach initiatives, merit scholarships and need-based financial aid.  CSA’s extensive programs touch more than 3,100 students a year from all neighborhoods, backgrounds and lifestyles.  CSA is proud to offer a variety of music and art education opportunities in Charlotte including: group classes, outreach programs,  private music and art lessons, recitals, summer camps and preschool programs.

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