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Two Years Out, Boychoir Thrives Alongside Princeton Girlchoir

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When financial struggles forced the American Boychoir School to close two years ago, many feared the loss of a prized muscial institution that had stretched back 80 years. Very quickly, however, the Princeton Girlchoir stepped up and offered to launch a boychoir program under its auspices. Now operating as Westrick Music Academy, the combined organization features three boys' ensembles and seven girls' ensembles and is looking ahead to even more new opportunities for young musicians. A Tempo this Saturday (6/15 at 7 pm) follows up on the revival of the Boychoir, as host Rachel Katz chats with Westrick Music Academy Executive Director Hilary Butler, Princeton Boychoir Music Director and Princeton Girlchoir Education Director Fred Meads. The show also includes conversations with some of the young men and women who sing in the various ensembles.

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Additional comments from Hilary Butler and Fred Meads about possible future directions for Westrick Music Academy.
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Westrick Music Academy now has seven girls' ensembles and three boys' ensembles for students in grades 3- 12.