Frequently Asked Questions
What is Triad Pride Performing Arts?
Formed in 1999 as the Triad Pride Men’s Chorus, our organization expanded in January 2017 to two choruses, Triad Pride Men’s Chorus and Triad Pride Women’s Chorus. We officially changed the name of the 501c3 to TPPA as of July 1st 2017 to coincide with our next fiscal year. We are North Carolina’s largest LGBTQ choral organization.
What is the mission of the Choruses?
Triad Pride Performing Arts consist of LGBTQ and their allies, who perform choral music to entertain, enlighten, and enrich while promoting equality and social justice for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity–fostering pride, understanding, and acceptance.
Our Value Statements
Entertain – Producing quality choral performances that provide our audiences with enjoyment while maintaining musical excellence and artistic innovation.
Enlighten – Expressing the common Human Experience that we all share through the LGBTQ Community and allies. Affirming our self-worth by sharing a positive image of our diverse Community.
Enrich – Providing a safe, nurturing environment for all to learn and to share. Reaching out through our music to evoke human compassion and understanding.
What is your Non-discrimination policy
Triad Pride Performing Arts has from day one maintained in its core mission that it promotes equality and social justice for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. TPPA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
Who are the members of the organization?
Members of the chorus are representative from the Piedmont Triad Area. Members range in age, race, gender-identity, sexuality, profession, background, and outside interests. Both singing and associate members share a common vision – social justice for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity
Are the Choruses gay?
Both choruses attract many individuals from the LGBTQ community, but membership is open to all persons regardless of race, creed, ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
How big are the Choruses?
There are on average 25 singing members in the Triad Pride Men’s Chorus and on average 22 in Triad Pride Women’s Chorus.
Is there a minimum age to join or volunteer?
Yes, you must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Do you take donations?
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization and welcome any amount of donation. We rely heavily on donation from our community to support our programming, as well as many employers match employers donations, so check with your HR about matching programs. Donations can be made online or mailing a check to TPPA, 200 N Davie St. Box 20 Greensboro NC 27401
Will the Choruses sing for me or my organization?
The chorus is open to invitations to sing for audiences around the triad. As a volunteer chorus our available performance time is limited and our calendar fills up quickly each year. To inquire about bookings, please visit this page.
Do I have to sing to join the Choruses?
No, Non-singing volunteers are members of the 5th Section who assist the organization in a wide range of activities including performance and administrative support.
How do I join as a singing member?
Vocal Placements are held two months each year. more information can be found here.
Do I have to read music to be a singing member?
Singing members do not have to read music to join the Chorus. The Chorus asks that all members have a commitment to the mission of the organization and the desire to perform.
Are the singers professional?
All of the singers in the chorus are volunteers and receive no compensation for their participation in the chorus. The members come from all professions and walks of life. The level of music skills varies from singers with a degree in music to singers just learning to read music. click here for more details
It is estimated that singing members combined donate more than 5,000 volunteer hours per year.
How do I advertise to your members or to your patron base?
We offer advertising opportunities in our concert programs and you can get more info here
Do you have a program for corporate sponsors?
We do offer Corporate Sponsorship opportunities, which include many ways to reach our chorus members and patron base.
To learn more about becoming a Sponsor, click here.