Milwaukee Children’s Choir provides children, ages 5-18, with exceptional choral music education and performance experiences that foster creativity, personal expression, and social growth.

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Our History

Milwaukee Children’s Choir is Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier youth choir.  Since 1994, Milwaukee Children’s Choir has been delighting audiences and providing children, ages 5-18, with exceptional choral music education and performance experiences that foster creativity, personal expression and social growth.
 
As an audition-based, advanced children’s choral music program, Milwaukee Children’s Choir maintains six levels of choral education for children from 1st-12th grades.  The Choir offers rehearsal locations throughout the whole of Southeastern Wisconsin.  Milwaukee Children’s Choir also serves children during the school day at five Milwaukee Public Schools, providing music education through its grant-funded Harmony Program and throughout partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools.  Through each of these mediums, Milwaukee Children's Choir effects the lives of over 1000 each week throughout the academic year.
 
Now celebrating its 23rd season, Milwaukee Children’s Choir maintains a collaborative relationship with area arts organizations while also supporting area music educators through clinics and workshops.  The Choir developed and annually hosts the Milwaukee Choral Conference, an intensive choral workshop for choral conductors as well as current and aspiring choral music educators, created to explore solutions for promoting and preserving the choral arts today and for future generations.  Conference clinicians have included Dr. Anton Armstrong, Henry Leck, Dr. Rollo Dilworth and Dr. Doreen Rao.  Other frequent collaborations include those with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra when the symphony’s repertoire calls for children’s voices and those with the Milwaukee Ballet such as its annual production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s, “The Nutcracker” or Michael Pink’s world premiere of “Peter Pan.”  Last season, Voices of Eterna, Milwaukee Children’s Choir’s premier choral ensemble, were featured at the Wisconsin Choral Director’s Association State Conference in Appleton, Wisconsin and later this season, Milwaukee Children’s Choir will host a collaborative concert with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s, THE FOUR TOPS.
 
Milwaukee Children’s Choir utilizes Voice for Life, an internationally recognized, advanced music education curriculum.  From vocal development and musical literacy to leadership skills, the curriculum builds upon each chorister’s artistic excellence and character.  The Choir also offers regional, national, and international touring opportunities for students.  Recently, the Choir toured throughout the East Coast, culminating in a performance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, and throughout the West Coast, culminating in a performance with the Grammy award winning Pacific Boychoir.  This summer, the Choir will tour throughout Tennessee, Wisconsin, and The Bahamas.
 
Milwaukee Children’s Choir is a proud member of the United Performing Arts Fund, American Choral Director’s Association, Wisconsin School Music Association, and Chorus America.