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Supporting Student Talent Throughout Atlanta

Dec 20, 2017 | All School, Fine Arts, Lower School News

With values similar to Mount Vernon’s, both the Georgia Boy Choir and Atlanta Ballet are established organizations in Atlanta, which are enhanced by having Mustang talent. As a school, we are proud to celebrate our students who are involved in the arts throughout our city.
Georgia Boy Choir
Winsten Chiu, grade 1
Benjamin Stockard, grade 1
Tiger Wang, grade 2
Atlanta Ballet
Charlotte Cloud, grade 4
Harper Tillman, grade 4
Benjamin, Winsten, and Tiger, members of the Georgia Boy Choir, sang in their annual Christmas production at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church (1:37:26).
The purpose of the Georgia Boy Choir is to achieve the highest possible standard of musical excellence, while instilling in its members a life-long appreciation of music; an abiding love of beauty; a keen sense of respect for themselves and others; and the self-discipline necessary to become effective leaders in their families, their communities and the world.
The Georgia Boy Choir operates on a five–tiered system of musical education for boys as young as five years old through high school. In addition to Establishing a Legacy of Musical Excellence, the Choir understands its responsibility in helping to mold boys into young men of admirable character, who will be leaders in their homes, their temples and churches, their schools, their communities, and in the world. The Georgia Boy Choir bases its training on the four pillars of Excellence, Leadership, Character, and Tradition.
In the same vein, founded in 1929, Atlanta Ballet is one of the premier dance companies in the country and the official State Ballet of Georgia. Both Charlotte and Harper, members of the company, were chosen to dance as snowflakes in the Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker at the FOX Theatre.
Atlanta Ballet’s eclectic repertoire spans ballet history, highlighted by beloved classics and inventive originals. After 88 years, Atlanta Ballet continues its commitment to share and educate audiences on the empowering joy of dance.opened the Centre for Dance Education in 1996, which is dedicated to nurturing young dancers while providing an outlet for adults to express their creativity. The Centre serves over 23,000 people in metro Atlanta each year. Atlanta Ballet’s roots remain firmly grounded in the Atlanta community and continue to play a vital role in the city’s cultural growth and revitalization.
At Mount Vernon we are proud to support our students as they explore their passions throughout the city of Atlanta, and beyond.