Jr. Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Nationally, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh is one of the few symphonic choirs to operate a vocal training program for youth. The Junior Mendelssohn Choir (JMCP) was founded in 1986 by then Music Director Robert Page and Christine Jordanoff to provide talented youth, who were too old to perform with the Children’s Festival Chorus (now Pittsburgh Youth Chorus) and too young to perform with adult choruses, the opportunity to train with accomplished professional singers and music educators.
The Junior Mendelssohn Choir is the only program of its kind in the region. It provides talented youth with a rigorous, fast-paced musical environment in which to develop their vocal and ensemble singing skills. This kind of high-quality training program is vital to helping young singers learn the self-discipline, commitment to excellence, and ensemble-related skills necessary to succeed in music—and in life. Each year the Junior Mendelssohn is filled with the region’s best young voices representing many different school districts. Students in grade 9 to 12 from throughout the greater Pittsburgh area are eligible to audition for membership and scholarships ensure that no youth is turned away for financial reason.
Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts make use of our building. The scouts are 2.5 million strong—more than 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world.
Kentucky Avenue School
This K-8 independent school has operated here for over 40 years. Kentucky Avenue School is a small, vibrant, independent school located in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood.
The East End Regional Office for Literacy Pittsburgh is operated from our building. Our country’s promises can’t be fulfilled without literacy. In the Pittsburgh area alone, nearly 15 percent of all adults urgently need literacy services. It is the mission of Literacy Pittsburgh to aid these people and better lives through learning.
This symphonic choir performs regularly with the Pittsburgh Symphony and rehearses in our building. The Junior MCP is also based here. The MCP is Critically acclaimed as one of the finest choruses in the country.
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”Galatians 6:2
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Note: Masks are required at all times for everyone that enters the building.