Rosemary Heffley, a beloved founder of CCGD, passed away on January 29, 2019.
A past-president of Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA), Rosemary was a visionary music educator. For 17 years, Rosemary taught choral music at Mesquite High School. Upon retirement from public school teaching, she taught music education and choral singing at Texas Christian University, University of North Texas, and Southern Methodist University. Rosemary was also the founder of Mesquite Civic Chorus. From adults to children, students all, no matter the level of understanding—music through Rosemary was a cherished gift.
Rosemary was instrumental in CCGD's founding and ensured that choral artistry and diversity were at the heart of the organization's mission. Rosemary knew that children were capable of creating beautiful music—a key philosophy that still guides CCGD today. There is no better way to honor Rosemary than by ensuring her legacy lives on with The Rosemary Heffley Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a CCGD senior who plans to pursue a degree in music beginning in 2020.
Throughout her life, Rosemary made an immeasurable impact on the lives of countless students. Please join CCGD in honoring Rosemary by giving the gift of music education.
You can also make a gift by calling: 214.965.0491 or by mailing a check to:
Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas: Attn. Rosemary Heffley Memorial Scholarship 325 North Saint Paul Street, Suite 2020 Dallas, TX 75201
Now celebrating its 22nd season, the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas (CCGD) is one of America’s largest and most prestigious youth choral programs, and serves as the official children’s chorus of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Cynthia Nott, CCGD is dedicated to providing Dallas-area young people with opportunities to study and perform choral music at the highest level of artistic excellence, in a group that reflects the region’s ethnic and economic diversity.
CCGD’s eight choral ensembles serve more than 500 children and teens in grades 4–12, drawn from 53 communities throughout a 33-mile radius of downtown Dallas. Approximately 4,500 patrons annually attend CCGD’s Deloitte Concert Series, held at Dallas’ world-class Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. This season, through ancillary regional performances and community engagement initiatives, CCGD will extend the enrichment of choral music to more than 20,000 children, youth, and adults.
CCGD’S MISSION Providing Dallas-area young people the experience of artistry and excellence through choral singing in a group that reflects the area’s diversity.
Thank you to our 2018-19 Sponsors!
Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas • 325 North St. Paul Street, Suite 2020 • Dallas, Texas 75201 214-965-0491 • firstname.lastname@example.org