Education and Community

Concerts for Students

What are Student Concerts?
  • One-hour vocal performances
  • Student-centered
  • Field Trip Learning Experiences
  • Aligned with Music and Social Studies
  • Available for all students
  • Recommended for grades 3-6
Why does Choral Arts present Student Concerts?
  • To provide students with an opportunity to experience high-quality vocal music
  • To augment Choral Arts’ published music-integrated curriculum materials
  • To integrate choral music into commonly studied social studies curriculum content

For more information, call 202.244.3669

Classroom Resources

Integrate music into your social studies and language arts curriculum with Choral Arts’ classroom resources.  These curricular materials are designed based on our 11 years of experience providing music-integrated classroom residencies to DC public and charter schools.
All classroom resources are:
  • Aligned with the National Standards for Music and a core content subject
  • Written for non-music educators
  • Created for integrating music into another curricular unit
Resources for Purchase:


January 2015 Intern Deborah Rogers shares her experience during her internship at Choral Arts.

MLK Celebration Community Initiative

Living the Dream, Singing the Dream: Celebrating the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Annual Celebration for Martin Luther King, Jr. is a community event to remember Dr. King and honor those who continue to work tirelessly for justice and peace. More than just a concert, the MLK Celebration Community Initiative transcends race, age, and gender to unite all who honor his ideals.

The MLK Celebration Community Initiative Includes:
Annual Celebration Concert and Humanitarian Award Presentation: Performance for 2,400 audience members, featuring a diverse combined chorus of approximately 300 singers from the Choral Arts Society of Washington and Washington Performing Arts Men, Women, and Children of the Gospel Choirs, as well as musicians from the community. To encourage community attendance and at the request of the concert’s first Honorary Chair, the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King, ticket prices are kept low and free tickets are distributed to community groups. The Annual Humanitarian Award is presented to an individual whose life work embodies the ideals of Dr. King’s legacy.

Annual Concert for Students: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Voices Teacher Curriculum: Arts-integrated teachers’ curriculum for grades K-12 focused on Dr. King, Civil Rights, & Justice, published in February 2008 and distributed nationwide. Click here to order your copy today.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Co-presented by Choral Arts and Washington Performing Arts

"Nothing surpasses the power of music to knit together our differences,
heal our wounds, and inspire our spirits." –Norman Scribner