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. We are able to offer reduce tuition to a generous grant from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Episcopal Diocese of Baltimore

Joseph Shortall is in his 10th season serving as the Baltimore Children's Choir Artistic Director. In addition to his work with BCC, he also works at St. Paul's School and the Maryland State Boychoir. 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. 

Assistant Director, Meredith Wood is in her 5th season with the Baltimore Children's Choir. She teaches General Music and Choir to K-5th grade students at Halstead Academy. She is a member of the Maryland Music Educator's Association and the American Choral Director's Association. 

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. 

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. 

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Joseph Shortall             Patti Shortall        Meredith Wood    Joshua Franklin

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Baltimore, MD 21224

Tel: 443-220-7535


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