Since 2008, the Arts Academy at Grace has offered opportunities to engage in music lessons for both children and adults. This spring 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.
We are pleased to announce that Emily AsKew will be the artistic director and instructor for this chorus. She has the knowledge and experience to offer children a wonderful musical experience!
Emily AsKew is the chorus teacher at Ledford Middle School in Thomasville, NC. Prior
to teaching at LMS, she started the music program at Union Day School in Waxhaw, NC
and has taught private voice and piano off and on since beginning her teaching career.
Mrs. AsKew received her BM from UNCG in 2017 with a focus in Secondary Choral and
General Music Education, and is currently pursuing a MM in Music Education program
at UNCG. She is a soprano section leader in the choir at Centenary United Methodist
Church in downtown Winston-Salem and loves performing in the Greensboro
Symphony Master Chorale. Mrs. AsKew is an active member of the North Carolina
Music Educators Association (NCMEA) and the North Carolina chapter of the American
Choral Directors Association (ACDA). She serves as a Member-At-Large for the
NCMEA Middle School Chorus board, and enjoys providing opportunities for her
students to participate in various choral events throughout the year including NC-
ACDA’s MiddleFest, All-County, All-State, Honors Chorus, etc. Her singers have
received Superior ratings at MPA and enjoy performing the National Anthem for
community sports events. She lives in Winston-Salem with her husband, Alex, who is a band director in Kernersville. In her down time, she enjoys playing frisbee golf, piano, and ukulele. Mrs. AsKew is thrilled to be the director of the Lexington Youth Chorus!