music + service
Founded by Michael McElroy in 1994, Broadway Inspirational Voices is a diverse choir of Broadway artists dedicated to changing lives through the power of music and service.
In addition to its artistic endeavors, the Grammy-nominated choir is a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on bringing hope, inspiration and transformation to children and families in need by engaging them in performance and the arts.
Through this program, members of BIV are connected with youth and families in need. Together, these teams craft a personal song over the course of several weeks. The fruits of their labors are then performed by the children, by BIV members, and by others within the Broadway community, often in partnership with organizations such as Ronald McDonald House and Covenant House.
Kindergarteners and first-graders are taught the fundamentals of music by BIV members through songs that pair with the curriculums of their other classes. At their graduations, the students are given a chance to show off what they've learned.
For schools who have lost funding for the arts, BIV members create musical programs that last several weeks. During that time, students learn everything from rhythm to composition - and even sign language - from Broadway veterans. The program concludes with a performance for parents, faculty and staff.