Margaret Campbelle-Holman, Founder and Artistic Director, has been teaching children and teachers for over 40 years. Her vision has always included assisting children to learn and improve their overall quality of life through music. “Music is the one ‘language’ that allows all walks of life to communicate, discover and grow,” says Campbelle-Holman.
After moving to Nashville, Tennessee in the early 1980s, Campbelle-Holman found that inclusively instructive methods of teaching music were little known to the local public school system…private schools and surrounding counties had various opportunities. It was at that point (although always part of her teaching method), that she made it a mission to provide choral arts and integrated learning to any child.
Since those early days, CAL, Inc. became what it is today based on several projects for students and teachers. After recruiting local music teachers and developing a strong youth chorus known as The MET Singers, CAL, Inc. works to uphold goals that include providing honor choir models to serve children who are public, private, charter and home school students. In addition to offering opportunities to students, participating music educators receive hands-on choral development training.