Donate to Mountain Empire Children's Choral Academy

Because of your financial giving, we have been able to offer wonderful educational and performance opportunities for youth in this region for the past 33 years. Thank you so much for your support!

Although COVID-19 has prevented us from rehearsing and performing as usual, MECCA remains committed to continue providing choral and music education programs for our students. This fall, we are offering both “in person” and virtual options. Artistic Director Jane Morison and accompanist Chris Yoder have gone above and beyond to provide an exemplary choral experience while maintaining safety protocols. We have transitioned to outdoor rehearsal venues, and all rehearsals will be live-streamed and available for singers who cannot attend in person.

 This year, we need your help more than ever. Due to financial losses (including the absence of live concert donations) the MECCA Board made the difficult decision to reduce the annual budget by almost 50%, cutting four staff positions and reducing salaries by 1/3 for our three remaining staff. Here’s how you can help: 

  • Our new technology costs are roughly $82 per month. You could sponsor a month – or an entire semester for $328. 

  • New rehearsal venue costs are roughly $200 per month.

  • You can sponsor a singer. Children’s Choir yearly tuition is $275, and Highlands Youth Ensemble is $365.

  • As our incoming requests for tuition assistance have risen, if you wish to simply donate in honor or memory of a friend or family member, this is greatly appreciated as well!

Thank you for your support of MECCA. Donations can be made at our website,

We hope you will enjoy our virtual presentations online, and we hope to see you in the audience when we are able to sing for you in person again.


Benjamin Dawson, Board Chair

Mountain Empire Children's Choral Academy

MECCA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and contributions are tax-deductible. Contributors will be recognized in the MECCA program book unless otherwise requested.

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