Lexington Youth Chorus
Since 2008, the Arts Academy at Grace has offered opportunities to engage in music lessons for both children and adults. This fall we will add another way for children to participate in the arts through music. We are beginning to build the foundation of a youth chorus with the idea of growing it in the future for children in elementary through high school grades.
Beginning in September we invite 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to join us for a new musical experience. Lexington Youth Chorus will offer a time in engage in one of the most positive forms of human activity…singing. This offering will help a diverse group of young people build self confidence and support self esteem, as well as promote emotional and social health through the benefits of singing. Children will be exposed to basic vocal and music literacy skills as together they create a community through song.
Registrations begin soon. Check our website in July to register! Tuition will include both the cost of a t-shirt and a singer’s mask. We will be using Covid protocols that are recommended by both public health agencies and the church.
We are so pleased to announce that Catie Hitzigrath will be the artistic director and instructor for this chorus. She has the knowledge and experience to offer children a wonderful musical experience!
Catie Hitzigrath is the Choral Director at Lexington Middle School in Lexington, NC. She earned a Bachelor of Music in music education from Meredith College and a Master of Music in music education from Appalachian State University. Before coming to Lexington Hitzigrath taught both middle and high school in Winston Salem and Wilkesboro, NC. In addition to teaching public school, she has spent many years involved with children’s choirs across NC. She is an active member of NCMEA and currently serves as the Technology Facilitator for the middle school choral section. She also serves on the board for NC ACDA as both the Middle School/Jr High Repertoire & Resources Chair and the Youth R&R Area Coordinator. Hitzigrath spends her summers working as a staff member for the North Carolina Institute in Choral Art (NCSICA) at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC.