Meet Our Team

Ann Smith

Founder, CEO and Artistic Director

Katherine Hoitt

TCC Director and Assistant TYC Director

Maureen Lawrence

CFO and Communications 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 performance, heart and harmony, 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 stage where children and youth have the opportunity to perform high-level choral music while experiencing new cultures and sharing music from their hearts.  To provide a distinguished concert venue for voices, that inspires our musicians and our audiences.

H.A.R.T. - Serving Others Beyond Singing

 NTMCC provides concert tickets to under-served communities through its focus on H.A.R.T. non profits, which are organizations that represent under-served, stressed and at-risk populations.

 H unger: 

Each November the TYC has a peanut butter drive for the three and four year olds at the Denton Christian Preschool.  In the summer, the TYC will help at the North Texas Food Bank.

 A dvocacy

To give relief to families of abuse, we reach out to Denton and Collin counties to provide complimentary tickets to both NTChoirs & Festivals concerts.

 R esearch

The Texas Youth Chorale is working with Wipe Out Kids Cancer Ambassador Program, to provide families complimentary tickets to both NTChoirs & Festivals concerts. 

 T hanksgiving

We are thankful for all First Responders in Dallas, Collin, Denton and Tarrent counties.  We show our gratitude by providing complimentary tickets to both NTChoirs & Festivals concerts. 

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 preparatory choir for singers in  3rd and  4th grade.  Singers in this choir will come to sing and make new friends! They will perform two formal and one informal performance. 


This performance choir is for singers in grades 5 and 6 and do not travel.  Singers in this choir will learn vocal, rehearsal and performance fundamentals, as well as singing three formal and one informal concert, all preparing them to move into the TYC Touring choir.


This performance choir is for singers in grades 7 and 8 and travels internationally every other year.  The TYC program includes performance fundamentals in voice, singing, music, tour performance and decision-makers Leadership Program.  TYC will perform three formal concerts and several informal concerts annually. 

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

Teresa Smith, Secretary

Jean Waters, Treasurer

Board Members

Ms. Leena Agarwal

Mrs. Esther Andrews

Ms. Beth Bates-Verges

Mr. Jesse Davis

Mr. John Hyatt

Mrs. Tyndall Jenkins

Mr. Doug Mainous

Ms. Sandy Mainous

Ms. Allison McCall

Ms. Jesse Pharr

Ms. Ann Sharp Smith

Mr. David Smith

Ms. Morgan Smith

Ms. Teresa Smith

Mr. Eswara Tellakula

Mrs. Jean Waters

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