Choral Arts is the premiere symphonic chorus in the nation's capital, performing an annual concert series at the Kennedy Center. Under the direction of Founder and Artistic Director Norman Scribner, the chorus, now in its 46th season, presents both new and classical masterpieces locally while also serving a global community through national and international tours, recordings, and social media.
Choral Arts believes strongly in the power of music to change lives, as evidenced by its deep commitment to promoting music to young people and its annual choral tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr, which unites the community in a musical celebration of Dr. King's timeless message of peace, justice, and equality.
With declining funding for the music and the arts in the schools, it is more important than ever for performing arts groups to provide programs and offerings for students to experience music outside their classroom - and resources for teachers to learn how to make learning fun by integrating music into the classroom. Choral Arts' provides these services and more to schools throughout the region and the world through its annual performances for students, children, and families; an Online Learning Community for music educators (now in 42 states and 13 countries); and 2 K-12 teacher's curricula focused on integrating music into lessons on Latin American culture and the Civil Rights Movement.