Meet Our Team

Ann Smith

Founder, CEO and Artistic Director

Maureen Lawrence

CFO and Communications Director

Kayla Gentry

TCC Director

Daniel Stipe

Concert Accompanist

Tonya Littman

Graphic Artist

Bob Parr

Concert Sound engineer

Our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was formed to help children express their passion and joy for choral music, and to develop the child not only as an extraordinary singer, but also as a leader in our schools and communities.

Our Mission Statement

 Through harmony and heart we cultivate the musicians and leaders of tomorrow by developing and inspiring character and artistic passion in children and youth.  We enrich our communities with voices of healing and peace.

Our Vision

To provide a worldwide platform where children and youth have the opportunity to perform high-level choral music while experiencing new cultures and sharing music from their hearts, and to provide a distinguished concert venue to inspire our musicians and our audiences.

The North Texas Children’s Choir is an auditioned choir that performs once a year at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas.  This choir is made up of over 225 4th, 5th and 6th grade children from 20 schools throughout the North Texas area.

The Texas Children’s Chorale  is a non auditioned choir of 3rd and  4th grade singers/musicians.  The purpose of this choir is to enrich the lives of children with choral music, make new friends and have fun!

The Texas Youth Chorale began in 2013 and is a select choir with a non touring choir of 5th and 6th graders and a touring group of 7th and 8th graders.  The TYC focuses on singing high level music, leadership and singing in North Texas and abroad.  In 2015 the TYC traveled to Ireland, in 2018 to Australia and in 2021 the TYC will take their first solo tour to Vienna, Salzburg and Budapest.

The Texas International Chorale Festival was held in 2018 at the Great Wolf Lodge with the finale concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.  The 2021 TICF will be held at the Gaylord Texan with the finale concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center.  Choirs from the North, South, East and West have been invited and are participating!

Board of Directors
Executive Board

Ann Sharp Smith,  President

Jesse Davis, Chairman of the Board

Bill Randall, Vice Chairman of the Board

Teresa Smith, Secretary

Jean Waters, Treasurer

Board Members

Ms. Leena Agarwal

Mrs. Esther Andrews

Ms. Beth Bates-Verges

Mr. Jesse Davis

Mr. John Hyatt

Mr. Doug Mainous

Ms. Sandy Mainous

Ms. Alllison McCall

Mr. Bill Randall

Ms. Ann Sharp Smith

Ms. Morgan Smith

Ms. Teresa Smith

Mr. Eswara Tellakula

Mrs. Jean Waters

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