The 2017-2018 Board of Directors of the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio has awarded the newly established Marguerite McCormick Founder’s Award for Excellence to the organization’s founder and Artistic Director Emeritus, Marguerite McCormick.
“We can’t thank Marguerite enough for her vision in founding the organization and for her years of dedication to young singers,” said Sybel Pici, President of the Board of Directors for the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio. “She has touched the lives of thousands of children over the years.” McCormick founded the organization in 1983 with a single chorus of 33 singers. Under her guidance, CCSA toured in Europe and Canada, performed at Carnegie Hall, the Cathédral of Notre Dame and were featured on NBC-TV’s Today Show and National Public Radio’s Performance Today.
McCormick retired in 2014 after three decades, carrying a reputation for quality music and meticulous preparation. In 2017, Dr. Ryan Garrison was selected as the second Artistic Director of the organization.
“It’s an honor and humbling to have an award named after me,” said McCormick. “Music is life changing for children. The Children’s Chorus provides transformative experiences for young people from birth through young adulthood.”
The Marguerite McCormick Founder’s Award for Excellence will be awarded each May at the final concert of the season at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The Board will select an individual or organization whose efforts and support will have helped to advance the mission of the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio. Nominations can be made at email@example.com