Singing Girls of Texas is a professional-level young women’s choir program with three core ensembles and two community choirs.
Founded in 2001 as a sibling organization to the Grammy award-winning Texas Boys Choir, Singing Girls of Texas (SGT) is a premier treble choral program of Texas Center for Arts + Academics (TCA+A). Singers in SGT Training, SGT Chamber Choir, and SGT Tour Choir attend school and rehearse at the public charter school, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (FWAFA).
Once a singer is accepted into FWAFA, they can audition for SGT Training beginning in 7th grade. As singers grow in their musicianship and self-confidence, they may continue to move through the organization by participating in SGT Chamber Choir (7th through 12th grade) or audition for SGT Tour Choir beginning in 9th grade, both of which provide further opportunities to learn and perform. Chamber Choir is for students who wish to continue their choir training, but are also interested in other artistic disciplines while the Tour Choir is an advanced performance-based ensemble that gives high-quality concerts in regional, national, and international tours.
SGT and respective members have received superior accolades from University Interscholastic League (UIL) Concert and Sight-Reading Contest and District and State Solo and Ensemble Contest, have performed at National and Regional American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) conferences, have received superior ratings at National Associate for Teachers of Singing (NATS) contests, have toured to New York, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Utah, and Minnesota, were selected to present a student-led presentation at New Mexico Music Educators Association in January 2023 on “Connection”, and are traveling to participate in the Winter Park Ski Music Festival in Colorado in March 2023.
Additionally, SGT has entered into its first year of a composer-in-residence program with Sarah Quartel. Over the next two years, Mrs. Quartel will be writing a masterwork for SGT to premier in 2024. In collaboration with Mrs. Quartel, SGT will also record a CD of her treble works and will sing on the showcase concert of the new Treble Choir Symposium, “Songbird Symposium”, in June 2023, where Mrs. Quartel and Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer will clinic treble singers and provide mentorship opportunities for directors and students.
Your generous support allows us to provide these unique musical opportunities for students. We hope you will join us as a supporting member of Singing Girls of Texas.
Singing Girls of Texas wove an uplifting and incredibly moving story through their performance. The beautiful singing, blend, and musicality were second only to the clear connection and community evident within the ensemble. Kerra Simmons has done an amazing job of fostering the growth of these young women, and it shows in both their performance and their interactions on and off of the stage. We hope to have them back again soon!
The performance of Singing Girls of Texas was breathtaking and moving. The pieces within the concert performance provided a medium for the wonderful singers in the choir to display a breadth of styles and techniques. The choir sang with an immersive sense of musicality and phrasing, and displayed excellent vocal technique and beautiful singing. I was particularly moved by the obvious engagement of the singers in the music-making that they were experiencing. This engagement drew the audience in to bridge the gap between choir and audience in a way that created an intimate and life-changing musical experience for everyone.
The Singing Girls of Texas is such a wonderful group for your girls to be a part of. They will grow in musicality, mutual respect, and build confidence.
SGT was a group where I always felt at home and comfortable expressing myself. Through SGT I learned how important sisterhood is and I will carry that with me for the rest of my life.