Crenshaw High School Elite Choir is a non-profit organization based upon the principle of "Shared Experiences and Common Ground". We believe in creating a "classroom without walls". Music with an international flavor and intercontinental travel is emphasized as the exploration of "Common Ground through worldwide learning" ensues. Global exchanges are actively pursued, greatly encouraged, and anxiously anticipated as the prospective classroom setting unfolds. We are multi-generational, multi-cultural, multi-lingual and based on a family concept.
Under the direction of Professor Iris Stevenson, the Choir has been considered "Ambassadors of Goodwill". Their unique musical flair in various genres and youthful presentation have delighted audiences since 1986. As “Goodwill Ambassadors” to England, they gave a thrilling Command Performance for HRH Prince Charles of Wales at St. James's Palace after his US visit to Crenshaw High School. During that same tour, the Choir performed for the Royal Family of Prince Rainier in Monaco. Command performances have entertained President Kim Dae-Jung and the General Assembly of Korea, the Congressmen of Japan and numerous Heads of State globally on five continents.
July 2011, Crenshaw Elite Choir traveled to Beijing & Shanghai, China with the Los Angeles Urban League, as an integral part of President Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to open and improve relations with the new upcoming young leaders of this generation at Renmin University of China. Sponsored by UPS, Mattel, Starbucks and several businesses, we were able to establish lasting friendships and performance opportunities. ￼￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ Crenshaw Elite Choir has performed by invitation at the White House Reception and several venues for President Barack Obama and the First Family.
It is an honor and a privilege to receive unprecedented, continuous support from our Crenshaw Community. Our Choral Students have continued their Education and attend top colleges and Universities throughout the world. Top-selling vocalists, instrumentalists, dancers, actors, Music Educators, composers are currently working in the Music Industry. Just ask! Music is our lifestyle!