It is the mission of the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus to celebrate and inspire community through song, while engaging every child’s potential for musical excellence.
The Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus envisions a world where young voices lead the way in celebrating our community through song. We seek to create a space where our differences are embraced and where all who enter belong. Through high quality musical experiences, we believe that our young people will expand their understanding of the world while also discovering the potential of their own artistic abilities. We recognize that choral singing is a vital thread in the fabric of our community, and our young people’s voices are the ones who will be heard to tell the story for generations to come.
Non Discrimination Policy
The Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our choirs, staff and volunteers. The Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Statement of Support
The Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus stands in unity, support, and care of all the children entrusted to us. We, as an organization, stand in solidarity with our black brothers and sisters for justice and equity. KCC is committed to listening to the stories of the black community, educating ourselves on our bias, speaking up against racism and helping to bring inclusion and equity to our community through the power of music. KCC is also committed to creating a safe loving space that welcomes any student despite their race, religion, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender expression or social economic class. We promise to ensure that our members feel appreciated, loved, and respected, all while providing a space to grow together as one.
We pledge to program music that will celebrate the history of our black and brown children and to educate ourselves and our choirs on the significant impact the culture has made. To program music that will highlight female composers and composers of color rather than lack diversity in our repertoire.
We pledge to seek learning opportunities to be greater educators to our students and advocates for our children of color and LGBTQ+ youth. We pledge to move forward to create a program with a diverse leadership to represent our community as a whole. To show respect to the wide variety of people who make up the arts community here in Greater Kalamazoo.