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 11th 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 6th season with the Baltimore Children's Choir where he serves as a conductor and program associate. Currently working with multiple BCC in-school programs, Mr. Franklin is a master at team building who makes learning fun for all students. In addition to his work at BCC, Mr. Franklin is a professional singer, studio photographer, and fashion designer. 

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Patricia Shortall is a volunteer general manager for the Baltimore Children's Choir.  Each week, she works with our youngest group, Treble Makers. Ms. Shortall is the 1st-grade teacher at St. Casimir Catholic School in Baltimore City. She also sings with the Charm City Singers and Peabody Community Chorus. 

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This is Cécile Audette’s second season as Assistant Director of the Baltimore Children’s Choir and conductor of the Cantare Singers. In addition to her work at BCC, Ms. Audette conducts the Beginning Bel Canto Chorus with the Children’s Chorus of Washington. A member of Canticle Singers of Baltimore, 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 joined the Baltimore Children's Choir this past year as our official collaborative pianist.  In addition to his work with us, Mr. Correlli is a professional singer and pianist who serves as accompanist of the Peabody Preparatory Vocal Department.  He is a parent of 3 delightful BCC members. In addition to the above work,  parenting, and maintaining a private piano studio, he is completing his doctoral degree.

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We welcome Delia Hatten to the Baltimore Children's Choir this year as a conductor and program associate.  In her undergraduate studies, she was a member of the renowned Morgan State Choir. A current and original member of the Urban Choral Arts Society, she has held the position of Director’s Assistant of the YATTAS Performing Arts Summer Camp since 2018.  Ms. Hatten is a Master's Degree candidate at Morgan State University pursuing Sociology.


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