Cincinnati Boychoir Announces Second Annual Scholarship Breakfast at Cincinnati USA Regional ChamberMarch 04, 2020Cincinnati Boychoir Announces Second Annual Scholarship Breakfast at Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Cincinnati Boychoir hosts breakfast to discuss the development of boys through the arts with esteemed panel of local arts leaders.
CINCINNATI, February 27, 2020 – Cincinnati Boychoir will host its Second Annual Scholarship Breakfast on March 31, with the program “Musical Men: How Arts Can Positively Impact the Development of Boys and Young Men.” The breakfast will feature a panel discussion with esteemed local arts leaders Victoria Morgan, Andrea Powell Walker, and Jason Alexander Holmes, and moderated by local news anchor Chris Riva.
Proceeds from the breakfast will directly benefit Cincinnati Boychoir scholarship programs, including the Randall Wolfe Scholarship Fund and the Maxwell Scholarship Fund. Suggested minimum donation for attendance is $25.
The event will take place at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, located at 3 East 4th Street, Cincinnati OH 45202. Doors open at 8am and the program will conclude by 9:30 am.
From Artistic Director Jason Alexander Holmes: “We are looking forward to exploring this very timely topic of how the arts can be part of the positive development of boys and young men. We believe in the work we're doing at the Boychoir and I can't wait to hear Victoria Morgan and Angela Powell Walker weigh in on the topic. On top of all of that, not only will attendees be treated to a Boychoir performance, they'll get to chat with them about their time in the boychoir. We at the boychoir get to see the magic that takes place when we encourage creative expression, reflection, and camaraderie among boys; and we're so happy to share a taste of that experience at our scholarship breakfast.”
For additional information about the scholarship breakfast or other upcoming Cincinnati Boychoir events, visit www.cincinnatiboychoir.org or call 513-396-7664.
Victoria Morgan, now in her twenty-second season at the Cincinnati Ballet, serves as Artistic Director. Under Morgan’s leadership, the Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy serves students and families throughout the greater Cincinnati area through pre-professional dance training, unparalleled performance opportunities and a strong connection to Cincinnati Ballet.
Angela Powell Walker joined the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) in August 2015 as artistic director. Her prior experience includes performing as an opera singer on the world stage and teaching at several universities and secondary schools, including the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Powell Walker served as chief executive officer and artistic director of the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati and as an adjunct faculty member at Northern Kentucky University, where she maintained a voice studio of 15 students, teaching established techniques for vocal production. She also was an adjunct at Washington Bible College and taught at Suitland High School Visual and Performing Arts, both in Lanham, Maryland.
Jason Alexander Holmes began his current job as Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Boychoir in July 2019. Previously, he served as the Director of Educational Programming at the Boston Children’s Chorus where he oversaw the musical and social education of over 400 singers ages 7-18, a rigorous Teaching Fellowship Program, and BCC’s robust relationship with area schools. Prior to his time at Boston Children’s Chorus, Jason taught students in grades 7-12 at the Rochester (NY) School of the Arts in general music, choir, group voice, and piano, and provided musical direction for several productions. At the core of Jason’s teaching and performing is the belief that we are all expressive and musical beings who deserve to witness and participate regularly in moments of truth and beauty.
Chris Riva is a local news anchor for FOX19, and is also a Boychoir dad to an Ambassador boy.
About Cincinnati Boychoir:
The Cincinnati Boychoir is one of the premiere professional boychoirs in the United States. Located in the urban arts core of Cincinnati at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, the Boychoir reaches approximately 200 young men each year from more than 90 schools in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Founded in 1965, the Boychoir meets the needs of each boy who enters the program with a curriculum that teaches not just musical skills but self-discipline, intellectual curiosity, empathy, and a spirit of volunteerism. The Boychoir presents approximately twenty annual performances in the greater Cincinnati region. The organization strives to make the Boychoir accessible to all boys, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic need, so they all have the opportunity to experience the life changing impact of immersive arts participation.
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