Kirkwood Children's Chorale
PO Box 220256
Kirkwood, MO 63122

KCC History

We are a non-profit educational organization, which offers vocal training to young singers in 2nd through 12th grades. KCC is the culmination of a long-time dream of music teachers Mary Poshak and Mimi Steele who were seeking a place for their talented students to get additional training and performing opportunities. Founded in 1992 with 50 singers, KCC has trained thousands of St. Louis area children from numerous area school districts including the Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Lindbergh, Valley Park, Rockwood, Parkway, Ladue and many home schoolers. KCC's staff is composed of musical professional directors, accompanists, and assistants.

Weekly rehearsals teach vocal skills, such as music reading, tone production, blend, correct posture and breathing, ear training, diction, expressive singing and musical interpretation. Choirs work toward excellence as they learn traditional choral literature of the highest quality from all over the world.

Aside from learning vocal skills and receiving musical training, members develop character through the discipline involved in preparing and performing music. Singers are expected to give their best at all times and work toward excellence. Commitment to weekly rehearsals is a must. Children improve their concentration and self control through high expectations and rigorous rehearsals.

The Chorale is a member of the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis. KCC is supported by tuition, donations, the Arts and Education Council, the Missouri Arts Council and the Regional Arts Commission.