Deborah Simpkin King, Artistic Director & Founder

Music has a unique power to affect the human heart and soul.

Music invites each of us to become fully aware, mindful individuals.

It is our mission to extend the role of music beyond that of its own intrinsic value, using the art of music to bring visibility and expansive thinking to issues of human significance.


Innovative programming designed to touch lives.

Leadership through promotion of new music.

Meaningful engagement with young singers.

Founded in 1995 as an independent 501c3, the Schola Choral Arts organization has grown in depth and influence. As Ember, it performs its full season in both Manhattan and Montclair, NJ, and enjoys international recognition particularly for its work in advocacy of new choral music.

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