CLEVELAND BOYCHOIR WINS!
The Cleveland Boy Choir competed in the Music
in the Parks Competition at Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio on May 18, 2013. They were adjudicated by two judges and
ranked 1st Place with an Excellent Rating. They finished 5th out of 16 schools competing overall! Members of the
Cleveland BoyChoir competed with the combined groups at Roxboro Middle School and won Overall
Grand Champions for Choir with the highest score out of all the choirs!
The Cleveland BoyChoir has been "Raising Voices, Changing Lives" for more than 20 years. Founded by Dr. William and Carol Foley in 1991, this program of The Music Settlement works with Cleveland boys from third grade through high school to open doors to the world through music.
In addition to the discipline and music education that come with their regular rehearsals, new worlds are opened when the Cleveland BoyChoir performs. The boys who participate have the opportunity to gain confidence and poise by performing for audiences as diverse as the Greater Cleveland area itself - from television appearances, mayoral inaugurations, White House performances, to singing the National Anthem at Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians games.
The Music Settlement and the Cleveland BoyChoir provide camaraderie, discipline and hope for the future, challenging boys to reach their fullest potential by providing life-changing opportunities through music.
Boys ages 10-15 will have the opportunity to learn about the vocal ensemble tradition and focus on American music while meeting other youth from around the Greater Cleveland area. This popular ensemble performs around the city several times per year. Financial Aid and scholarships are available.
Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Cleveland BoyChoir Artistic Director, Mario M. Clopton
Clopton is a vocal music teacher in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District where he directs four choirs. He also serves as the choir director at Independence United Methodist Church. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree with honors from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and is in the midst of completing a Masters degree in Choral Conducting at California State University-Los Angeles. He resides in Cleveland.
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