The Miami Choral Project

Seraphic Fire, Inc.

Date Awarded
Grant Period
12/15/08 to 12/31/13
Focus Areas
Arts, Communities
Knight Arts Challenge

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To use music and teamwork to stimulate under appreciated neighborhoods by building youth choirs across greater Miami

The Miami Choral Project will create a little league-type network of choral ensembles throughout Miami-Dade County, at no cost to participants. With an emphasis on low-income areas, the project will be based on two models: Venezuela’s National System of Youth Orchestras, with 250,000 participants, and Pop Warner Football, which requires consistent academic improvement of its players. Eventually, a regional chamber choir will bring together the most gifted young singers. The project’s long-term goal is to see large-scale participation in free choral ensembles nationwide, with local and national honor choirs creating a sense of unity across the United States.

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Project Team

Patrick Quigley