Visible Men Academy
Key Chorale is excited to announce a new partnership with Visible Men Academy, a charter school for at-risk K-5 boys, in which Key Chorale singers and educators conducted hands-on music activities with students during a five-week after school program, culminating in a final performance for family and friends. This year, the brand-new VMA choir, which included students grades K-5, learned and performed choral music with instruments from around the world, from Africa to the Caribbean. The 4th and 5th grade students integrated music with their ongoing arts curriculum on dreams by performing the pieces “Dreamkeeper” and “I Dream a World,” settings of poems by Langston Hughes and interspersed with powerful student-composed poetry.
“The Key Chorale has brought music education to our school and has enriched the lives of our students…Music education helps our students increase their academic achievement, and a sense of community in the classroom which benefits our students’ success.”
Dawnyelle Singleton, Visible Men Academy, Community Relations