EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS
In keeping with the mission of the organization, “to promote and share choral music through education and public outreach,"
The Choral Arts Society of Washington provides educational and community outreach programs throughout the year. Choral
Arts was the 2008 recipient of the Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education.
Program Focus: Student concerts are field-trip learning events that provide DC Metro Area
students with opportunities to experience the high-quality choral
musicianship of the Choral Arts chorus. Many DC students do not have
opportunities to engage in quality arts experiences and these one-hour
student concerts, during school hours, provide this opportunity in a student-
friendly concert environment at the historic Lincoln Theatre.
Reach of Program: Each concert reaches 1,200 students and teachers from the DC metro
Program Components: 2 student concerts – Annual Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and
Rhythm: The Heart and Soul of Latin American Music A Packet of Follow-up
Materials and Lesson Plans for each teacher.
Program Focus: Some of Choral Arts’ curriculum publications are available in print while
others are only available online through the new Online Learning Community.
All curriculum publications focus on integrating music into a study of social
studies or language arts and are designed for use by the non-music teacher.
Reach of Program: Printed curriculum publications are available for purchase by teachers
nationwide. 500 copies of Voices: A Teacher’s Guide have been distributed
since its publication in 2008.
Program Components: Voices: A Teacher’s Guide (2008) companion to the book/CD Voices:
Reflections on an American Icon through Words and Song; Celebrating
Sacred Rhythms: A Teacher’s Guide (2009) companion to the Choral Arts CD
Celebrating Sacred Rhythms; Choral Arts Online Learning Community (2009).
The Annual Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Program Focus: The Annual Choral Tribute concert unites individuals from all segments of
the community to commemorate Dr. King’s ideals of non-violence, racial
equality, and peace The Choral Arts Society Humanitarian Award, given
each year, was established to honor an individual of national prominence
whose leadership and life’s work have embodied the spirit of Dr. King’s
message of nonviolent struggle for civil rights – human dignity, unity, and
Reach of the Program: Open to all segments of the community; Individual and Corporate
sponsorship also provides 250 Complimentary Tribute Tickets to youth
organizations, social service agencies, and homeless shelters.
Program Components: Annual Concert and Humanitarian Award presentation at the Kennedy
Center, School Workshops, Community Tickets and a K-12 curriculum,
Voices: A Teacher’s Guide.
Professional Development Residency Program
Program Focus: Based on Choral Arts’ former 10-year artsACCESS program, this program
targets classroom teachers seeking to deepen their ability to use music to
transform their classroom. Teachers and students in this program learn
social studies and language arts content through music and use Choral Arts
curriculum publications as the primary resources for their unit of study.
Reach of the Program: 3 teaching-artists serve 17 teachers and approximately 425 students at
various schools throughout the district.
Program Components: Per classroom: 5 Teaching-Artist Visits, 2 Planning Meetings and 1
Evaluation Meeting, Attendance at 1 Student Concert; Per Teacher: 1
Curriculum Publication; 1 three-hour Teacher Workshop; and Unlimited
Teacher access to the Online Learning Community.
More Than Notes
Program Focus: This program provides a variety of educational activities related to Choral
Arts’ concert season. Depending on the activity, the program is appropriate
for concert attendees of all ages.
Reach of the Program: Serves all subscribers, donors, board members, and attendees at any regular
Program Components: Concert Study Guides, Pre or Post-concert Lectures, Workshops and Special
Performances, Open Dress Rehearsals, Online Resources, and Podcasts.
Partner High School Program
Program Focus: programs
An outreach program for DC Metro Area High School music programs,
typically choral or general music programs. Each school year, high school
music teachers are invited to enroll in the Partner High School program.
Reach of the Program: Currently serves 14 DC Metro Area High Schools and approximately 1,5001,5
Program Components: All components of the above More than Notes Program, Special Meet the
Artist Events (in individual classrooms or through planned field-trips events),
Student Concerts, Teacher Enrollment in the Online Learning Community,
Complimentary Concert Tickets, and Student Ticket Discounts.
Arts Administration Internships and Apprenticeships
Program Focus: Hands-on, individualized internships and apprenticeships for graduate and
undergraduate students within each department of CASW. Internships are
for ten weeks in the summer or for the duration of the fall or spring
semester. Apprenticeships are typically for the full season.
Reach of the Program: CASW hosts 4-6 interns and 2 apprentices per year from colleges and
universities throughout the country.
Program Components: Individualized internship plan, Opportunities to network with other interns,
Opportunities to meet with members of each department within the
Family Christmas Concert
Program Focus: One-hour, child friendly performances of Christmas music. Each concert
features a traditional holiday children’s story from around the globe.
Reach of the Program: sold-
Program serves all families who attend the two sold-out annual
Program One-hour concert at the Kennedy Center.
Contact Stephanie Cronenberg, Director of Education and Community Programs
Choral Arts Society of Washington
5225 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 603, Washington, DC 20015
(202) 244-3669, ext. 11