The Rusk School Residency
Houston Chamber Choir is committed to launching young students on a life-long journey of music appreciation with a targeted, long-term residency at one of Houston's most economically challenged elementary schools: The Rusk School.
In the context of a fast-paced and encouraging group rehearsal, Rise Up Singing! brings weekly ear training, music history, and vocal instruction to students in grades 3-5 while introducing them to classic American folksongs. Artistic Director Robert Simpson and Chamber Choir musicians lead the rehearsals.
Rise Up Singing! is made possible in part by the Kinder Morgan Foundation, the Lillian Kaiser Lewis Foundation, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have changed the way I view music in schools and changed the lives of these children. Not only will you always hold a special place in the heart of the children you have inspired, but also mine.
- Holly Holleran, Assistant Principal at The Rusk School
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Lillian Kaiser Lewis Foundation