The All-American Boys Chorus
The All-American Boys Chorus (TAABC) started as a small church choir in Orange County, California in 1970 and has grown into a 501(c)(3) non-profit, internationally-touring, non-denominational chorus that fosters the creative and leadership development of over one hundred boys each year.
Based in Santa Ana, California, the chorus is under the artistic direction of Wesley Martin and executive leadership of Genevieve Macias. The Chorus attracts youth from 26 cities throughout Southern California, from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds and economic status. Programs require a small tuition payment, however no child is turned away based on need.
The chorus program progresses through different stages of cognitive development, transforming an individual from a beginner vocalist to a seasoned performer while instilling leadership skills through peer-to-peer mentoring. All choristers participate in after school and weekend music lessons with rehearsals at the Santa Ana campus as well as performances, recordings, national and international concert tours, and an annual week-long summer camp.
Most choristers remain in the program for approximately four years, with some students continuing by joining the graduate chorus or as part-time staff and interns. All Saturday four-hour rehearsals combine periods of time for breaks, recreation, games, music education, and vocal learning.