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Youth Programs

Bernstein100Austin is proud to offer two outstanding performance programs for the youth of the greater Austin area.  The B100A youth arts education initiatives are supported in part through a gift from THE HEART OF NEIMAN MARCUS.

B100A YOUTH CHORUS

Bernstein100Austin is very proud to be working with three partner organizations, the African Children's Choir, Austin Children's Choir, and Round Rock ISD's Chisholm Trail Middle School Choir, to form the basis of the B100A Youth Chorus.  These young artists will work alongside the professional adult artists, and they will be an important onstage ensemble during the performances. The youth chorus will rehearse throughout the spring of 2018 and attend final musical and staging rehearsals prior to the performances in June, 2018.   

ABOUT THE AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR
The African Children’s Choir is composed of African children, aged 7 to 10 years old. Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease. They represent all the children of a continent and they demonstrate the potential of African children to become strong leaders for a better future in their land.  

ABOUT THE AUSTIN CHILDREN'S CHOIR
The Austin Children’s Choir strives to provide the children of Austin and surrounding communities with a rewarding music program that gives them the opportunity to learn and perform outstanding choral music.  Their mission is to make our program accessible to all children, no matter their musical experience or socioeconomic status. All singers who audition are accepted into the program. Singers in The Austin Children’s Choir range from ages 6 to 18 with a variety of musical backgrounds and experiences.

ABOUT THE CHISHOLM TRAIL MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR
Chisholm Trail Middle School is positioned in the heart of Round Rock I.S.D.  The school takes tremendous pride in the diversity of its campus, and considers diversity, respect, and excellence to be their greatest strengths.  The 265 member choral program provides a superior choral arts education that inspires the heart and challenges students to reach their greatest potential both academically and personally. The unity and musical artistry cultivated within the singers has earned superior awards and recognition year after year.       


B100A YOUTH CHORUS ORGANIZERS

 RICK GABRILLO Principal Organizer and Director of the B100A Youth Chorus

RICK GABRILLO
Principal Organizer and Director of the B100A Youth Chorus

 JULIA BARNETT TRACY ACC International Choir Operations Director & B100A Youth Chorus Co-Coordinator

JULIA BARNETT TRACY
ACC International Choir Operations Director & B100A Youth Chorus Co-Coordinator

 SAM PARROTT B100A Youth Chorus Associate Conductor &      Artistic Director of the Austin Children's Choir  

SAM PARROTT
B100A Youth Chorus Associate Conductor &      Artistic Director of the Austin Children's Choir  

 MARY ELIZAETH ASHTON B100A Youth Chorus Co-Coordinator & Executive Director of the Austin Children's Choir

MARY ELIZAETH ASHTON
B100A Youth Chorus Co-Coordinator &
Executive Director of the Austin Children's Choir

 
 JAIME MATTOX B100A Youth Chorus Associate Conductor & Head Choral Director of the Chisholm Trail MS Choral Program

JAIME MATTOX
B100A Youth Chorus Associate Conductor & Head Choral Director of the Chisholm Trail MS Choral Program

 NICOLE LUNA B100A Youth Chorus Associate Conductor & Assistant Director of the Chisholm Trail MS Choral Program

NICOLE LUNA
B100A Youth Chorus Associate Conductor & Assistant Director of the Chisholm Trail MS Choral Program

 

YOUNG COMPOSERS PROGRAM 

An exciting collaborative project with local artist, Graham Reynolds, and the Golden Hornet Project, this program will feature young composers and their music inspired by the themes of hope and perseverance found throughout MASS.  Classical station, KMFA-89.5, will be broadcasting recordings of the performances of these new works of arts as part of their radio programs on Bernstein100Austin in 2018.