Mission and Vision

The Baltimore Children's Choir is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in Maryland. The organization shares choral music from a variety of traditions with a broad and diverse audience. We make choral music accessible to children in the greater Baltimore area, in a positive, child-centered environment. We share choral music with students, families, individuals with disabilities, and the elderly through outreach to schools, groups that provide services to children and families, and other relevant organizations and institutions, including those that serve seniors. 

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Joseph Shortall is in his 10th season serving as the Baltimore Children's Choir Artistic Director. In addition to his work with BCC, he is the Assistant Director of the Maryland State Boychoir, and he is a choral music specialist in the Baltimore County Schools. He received his bachelor and master's degree from the University of Maryland. Mr. Shortall is an active clinician and performer and currently serves as the Private School Representative for the Maryland Music Educator's Association Executive Board. 


Joshua Franklin is in his 5th season with the Baltimore Children's Choir where he serves as a conductor and program associate. He currently works with multiple BCC in-school programs. Mr. Franklin is a professional singer, photographer, and fashion designer. 

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Patricia Shortall is a volunteer general manager for the Baltimore Children's Choir. She is the 1st grade teacher at St. Casimir Catholic School in Baltimore City. She sings with the Charm City Singers and Peabody Community Chorus. 


This is Cecile Audette’s first year as Assistant Director of the Baltimore Children’s Choir and conductor of the Cantare Singers. In addition to her work at BCC, Ms. Audette is an Ensemble Director at the Children’s Chorus of Washington where she conducts the Beginning Bel Canto Chorus.  She is also a member of Canticle Singers of Baltimore where she serves as Coordinator of Outreach.   Ms. Audette is a professional singer who maintains an active studio, and her other passion is garden design.


Christopher Correlli is joining the Baltimore Children's Choir this year as our official accompanist.  In addition to his work with us, Mr. Correlli is a professional singer who serves as accompanist of the Peabody Preparatory Vocal Department, and he is completing his doctoral degree.


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Baltimore, MD 21224

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