The Texas Girls’ Choir (TGC) was founded in 1962 by Shirley Thompson Carter. It was Ms. Carter’s mission to develop little girls' lives through excellence of music, and with 16 girls eager to sing together, she did just that. The Choir has seen more than 25,000 girls grow into young ladies through the program over its 54 year history, living the legacy started by Shirley Carter. Currently, the choir has 275 girl members in five choirs, four bell choirs, voice lessons and leadership programs. The choir has toured over 50 countries, and has performed concerts overseas almost every year since 1962. It is the most traveled choir in the United States. The choir has performed at the White House, on the Today show, for dignitaries, heads of state, royalty, and people young and old. In recent history, TGC has hosted the Children’s Universal Music Festival right here in Fort Worth, bringing hundreds of students from across the globe to learn music, perform, exchange culture, and enjoy all that Cowtown has to offer. In addition to teaching girls musical theory and the art of choral performance through a wide variety of music, the Choir has always ensured that its members also develop the skills necessary to become women of character. Annual programs include a Music Clinic focused on building foundational musical skills; Charm School, teaching girls a range of topics from table manners to professional dress and interpersonal behavior; and a Leadership Training during a week-long summer camp, giving girls the opportunity to learn valuable skills such as teamwork, how to develop their personal strengths, and how to stay safe in the digital age. Our Needs The Texas Girls’ Choir is a struggling non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that depends on individuals, corporations, and foundations to fund operating expenses. We are truly in need of your financial support to help us continue our mission to develop little girls’ lives through excellence of music.