The Georgia Children’s Chorus Inc., (GGC) is an auditioned children’s choral organization dedicated to providing excellence in music and choral training for boys and girls ages 7-18 in Northeast Georgia. GCC was founded in 1998 as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and has educated more than 275 children in the musical arts in the past 25 years. GCC currently serves children from more than 32 public, independent, and home schools representing 12 counties.
The Georgia Children’s Chorus is in-residence at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia (UGA) which (“UGA”). The Hugh Hodgson School of Music provides office space, rehearsal space, and a performance venue in a state-of-the-art concert hall for performances. In turn, GCC provides UGA music students internships with the opportunity to observe and participate in training of young singers in an educational setting.
GCC is committed to building a choral community where the goal is excellence in music, personal accomplishment, civic pride, and community spirit. As such, the chorus works with area music specialists, choral directors, church music programs, and other organizations to sustain and enhance the quality of music education in Northeast Georgia. The goal of GCC is to make the chorus accessible to every child in Northeast Georgia, regardless of race or economic status through need-based financial assistance.
An active Board of Directors composed of community leaders, music professionals, and parents work with the Artistic Director Erin Towe, an accompanist, and a dedicated staff including Operations Coordinator and an Chorus Coordinator to guide and support the organization and its mission. GCC is funded through grants, tuition fees, ticket sales, special events, and contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations.