Adaptive Show Choir

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What is Adaptive Show Choir?

Volunteers are paired one-on-one with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to learn music and basic choreography together in preparation for a concert at the end of the semester. 

 

Volunteer Commitment: Volunteers must be able to commit to one full semester. During Fall and Winter there will be rehearsals every Tuesday from 5:00-6:30 pm. There will also be a dress rehearsal and a concert at the end of the semester. 

 

 

Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Jeff Crippen

Executive Director

(801) 960-8634

Tues. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

 

Michal Gibson

(435) 590-2712

Tues. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 

 

Nick Tenny

(571) 455-0384

Thurs. 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Melanie Pierce

(303) 330-5310

Thurs. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Kyle Nilsen

(303) 601-5028

Mon. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

 

Thomas Sutherland

(530) 215-7126

Fri. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 

Active Semesters

Fall   Winter

 

Time Commitment

1-2 hours a week for one semester 

 

 

 

How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?


For Students:

If you are interested in volunteering and missed the info meeting, please text one of the program directors or email the program email. 

Please complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training before you begin working with this program. 

 

For Parents:

If you are interested in having your child participate and missed the info meeting, please text one of the program directors or email the program email. 

 

Email adaptiveshowchoir@byu.edu if you have any other questions!

Click here to find recordings of our past concerts, as well as choreography video!

 

 

Experiences: 

Experiences


We had a couple choir members in wheel chairs last semester and one of them didn't always like to dance with us. One day, though, she planted herself between me and my partner, Sara, and it was so fun to hold her hand and dance and sing with her! She got so excited when we did, too, and just wouldn't stop grinning. It's amazing to see how music and dance affects people in the most positive ways and it's such a blessing to be a part of that! 

-Annie Allen 

 

Hey you amazing, generous students! Just want to thank you for another wonderful semester of giving, singing, choreographing, creating, hugging, loving, and most of all, providing a community of belonging for a population that usually struggles to find that. I think you're doing one of the most important things on campus!

-Parent of a choir member