Texas Boys Choir Inc., a Fort Worth organization supporting youth development through arts education, has made a formal name change to Texas Center for Arts + Academics (TXCAA) to more accurately reflect the role it serves in the North Texas arts community.
Clint Riley, executive director of TXCAA, says the name change came as a result of confusion in the community about the organization and its schools and conservatories.
“We found that when people thought of TBC Inc., they only thought of the young men in robes who sing in our prestigious choir. Though we are extremely proud of the choir and its accomplishments, our organization exists to fulfill an even larger purpose,” Riley said.
In addition to Texas Boys Choir, Texas Center for Arts + Academics also encompasses the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (FWAFA) and the Texas School of the Arts (TesA) as well as the newly formed Texas Dance Conservatory opening in this fall.