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Established in 1988, The Memphis Boy & Girl Choir is a non-profit community outreach program (incorporated as Memphis Boychoir Inc.) based at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church [] in Memphis, Tennessee since August 2021. Open to auditioned, third-grade and older boys and girls, the choirs seek to reflect the diversity of the Memphis region and a vision of what can be accomplished in the community by talented and dedicated choristers.   


A Creative And Interactive Musical

Experience For Children


We offer a unique opportunity to provide the benefits that only music can provide. Choristers participate in weekly rehearsals designed to stimulate academic and creative development as well as learn performance skills, music theory, history and more.


To Provide The Community With A

Unique Musical Opportunity

We provide boys and girls with the unique and multi-faceted experience for which the centuries-old Anglican choral tradition has been known: first-rate musical formation from professional staff within a healthy, supportive, and spiritual after-school environment. 


2023 - 2024
Rehearsal Schedule

Training Choir

For students in 1st & 2nd grade

Mondays from 3:30-4pm

To learn basic music skills and to learn how to sing

No audition required

Tuition: $100 per semester

Scholarships and reduced tuition is available for any chorister who may need assistance.

Memphis Boy & Girl Choir

For girls 3rd – 12th grade and

boys 3rd grade until voice change

Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 4:15-5:15pm

(only one rehearsal per week required)


For more advanced musical training and singing (a simple audition is required just to check voice range)

$150 per semester

Scholarships and reduced tuition is available for any chorister who may need assistance.

The tuition fees helps to support the purchase of choral music, vestments, and rehearsal materials.


The parent (501c3) non-profit organization supports 2 choirs.


Training Choir​


To learn basic music skills

and how to sing


Boy & Girl Choir​

Boys and Girls third grade and older with an interest and passion for music 


Dr. Patrick Scott

Artistic Director

Patrick A. Scott is Director of Music & Organist at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee where he is also the Artistic Director of the Memphis Boy & Girl Choir. Prior to his appointment in Memphis, Dr. Scott served for five years at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta as the Organist & Associate Choirmaster. A native of Picayune, Mississippi, he holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance from Birmingham-Southern College where he studied with Dr. James Cook. As a student of Drs. Judith and Gerre Hancock, Patrick earned a Master of Music in Organ Performance & Sacred Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance, both from the University of Texas at Austin.

In 2014, Dr. Scott won both the first prize and the audience prize in the American Guild of Organists’ National Competition in Organ Improvisation held at the AGO National Convention in Boston. He has recorded CDs under the Gothic and Raven labels with the cathedral choirs of the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta and as soloist on the Æolean-Skinner organ of Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC, the organ formerly at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. He has presented recitals, workshops, hymn festivals, and masterclasses for chapters and conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, the American Choral Director’s Association, the Royal School of Church Music, and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians.

He is a member of Concert Artist Cooperative,

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Debbie Smith

Assitant Artistic Director

Debbie Smith has been active as a teacher, recitalist, accompanist, singer and choral
director in the Midsouth since 1980. She has served as Assistant Organist-Choir Master at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Memphis since 2004.


In addition, she maintains a private piano studio and is an adjunct member of the music faculty at Rhodes College where she teaches piano, music appreciation and music theory. Ms. Smith received her B.M. in Organ Performance from Mississippi College and her M.M. in Organ Performance from the University of Memphis.


A message from the Board of Directors

After much research and due diligence, The Memphis BoyChoir, Inc. Board of Directors is delighted to move forward into a new era for this Memphis treasure and one of our leading arts organizations. In our partnership with Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church, all choir programs will be led by Dr. Patrick Scott, newly appointed Memphis BoyChoir, Inc. Artistic Director, who is also the Artistic Director and Director of Music and Organist at Grace-St. Luke's.


Incorporation into the robust music heritage at Grace-St. Luke's is a much sought-after and anticipated collaboration, one that will benefit our mission and programs, our choristers, Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church and school, fans, and supporters, as well as the community at large.  Grace-St. Luke's is enthusiastically embracing this opportunity to "re-boot" these choirs after the Covid hiatus.


All previous choristers are encouraged to join, and new choristers will be recruited from the Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School and all schools around the Memphis region. To learn more about auditions and joining a choir, click here.

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