News and Announcements

MCS is Launching an Alumni Newsletter: Quarter Notes

The newsletter will provide updates on the great things happening in lives of MCS alumni. We will also look to provide feature stories on alumni, a current or former faculty member, our high-school aged alumni and a story about students currently attending The Madeleine Choir School. If you would like to provide an update on an MCS alumni please see details on connecting with our Office of Advancement at the bottom of the most current issue of Quarter Notes.

Do you know who the MCS alumni family is in this photo? Find the answer in the first issue by clicking the headline of this story.
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University of Utah Biochemist Compares Collaborative Research Environment to Choir

Claudio J. Villanueva, Ph. D. is working with his team to identify molecule that could ultimately be used to treat diabetes.
"As a scientist, inspiration can come from unexpected places. Hearing the Choristers of the Madeleine Choir School allows one to reflect on the importance of team work and dedication. I’ve been tremendously fortunate to have outstanding trainees in my lab who are making discoveries that I hope will impact patients with diabetes. The Choir is an example of how science can be inspired by the arts,"says Villanueva.
Please click the headline to hear more on his relation of success between art and science.
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From the Oratory...

August 28th is a special day! It is a day that we honor two really great humans beings and two really great followers of Jesus of Nazareth.

Today Catholics throughout the world remember St. Augustine, a fourth century person who was desperately searching for happiness.
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2018 MCS Annual Gala Raises Over $265K for Tuition Assistance

The Madeleine Choir School Community came together to raise Tuition Assistance dollars on Saturday, May 5, 2018. In typical MCS fashion costumes reflecting the year's theme -- 007 -- were over the top (click headline to see more).The annual event which includes many facets leading up to the Live Auction grossed over $265K this year. The Choir School was able to award over $680K in tuition assistance this school year.
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2018 MCS Choir Tours

The Madeleine Choir School sent all four choirs on tour in April for the first time in the school's history. St. Gregory and St. Cecilia Choirs toured Chicago and South Bend, and St. Nicholas and St. Hildegard toured the Los Angeles area.
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USC Study Shows that MCS is Leading the Way in Improving Perception, Language Skills, Math, Reading, Self Esteem, Memory and Attention

What schools will give your children the best opportunity to succeed in their high school, collegiate, professional careers and beyond? We would like to share some of the latest information from recent studies that show direct advantages to having your child "actively participate and engage" in music as a part of their educational experience. You may have heard of the "Mozart Effect" which says that listening to Mozart's music...
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Collegium students volunteer at The Good Samaritan Program

This week our collegium students have been volunteering at The Good Samaritan Program. The students helped prepare sandwiches and snacks that will be used in the future. A few students also helped pass out lunches and hot chocolate at the visitor window. The Good Samaritan Program is open every day from 11am to 8pm. Thank you to Ms. Wealton and our parent volunteers for putting together this great excursion for the students.
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MCS Adds New Bus to its Fleet Thanks to the David Kelby Johnson Memorial Foundation

The Madeleine Choir School took delivery of an 84-passenger school bus in early December. The bus was made possible by grant funding from the David Kelby Johnson Memorial Foundation.
The Madeleine Choir School was introduced to Elizabeth Johnson over a decade ago when she heard the student choristers sing in the Cathedral of the Madeleine. It was through Mrs. Johnson’s love and appreciation of the choir that the school has been fortunate enough to receive the needed funding to purchase a new bus. The David Kelby Johnson Memorial Foundation continues to carry out Elizabeth’s wishes to give to those in need in the name of her grandson. The procurement of the new bus has given the school the opportunity to strengthen its transportation system and continue to offer this service to students across the Wasatch Front.
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MCS Choir 'Wows' NBA Crowd with Performance of the National Anthem

The Choristers of the Madeleine Choir School gave a brilliant performance of the National Anthem before the Utah Jazz tipped off against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, October 30, 2017. The rendition also brought an international flare to the National Anthem with a German Conductor -- the Choir School's Director of Music, Melanie Malinka -- and an arrangement by the Cathedral of the Madeleine's Organist, Dr. Gabriele Terrone who hails from Italy. The Madeleine Choir School congratulates the Jazz on their 104-89 victory and wishes them well in their coming season. Please click the headline or photo for a link to video of the performance.
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The Choir School Partners with local Music Advocates at the Mundi Project

The Mundi Project devotes every effort to provide youth access to pianos, music education, and innovative performance opportunities. They believe that every child should have the chance to be part of music, and, of course, we completely agree.
TMP provided four pianos for The Madeleine Choir School last August and these instruments have been used frequently ever since. We would also like to express our deep appreciation to the individual donors of each piano, Mary Gardner, Dorothy Harries, Joy Kahder, and Steve & Janet Witt.
Pictured here are Melanie Malinka, MCS Director of Music; Hana Janatova, TMP Executive Director; Mary Ann Erickson, TMP Board Member and Piano Bank Chair; and Matt Robertson, MCS Music Instructor.
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