The West Louisville Performing Arts Academy has evolved. The academy traces its roots to the Moore Temple Boys Choir formed under the leadership of Bishop A.T. Moore in 1989 as a youth vocal ensemble at the Moore Temple Church of God in Christ. McDaniel Bluitt, its Founder and Director along with his wife have led the West Louisville Performing Arts Academy group to exceptional and wonderful experiences in the 30 years since its inception. McDaniel Bluitt continues to pursue new and varied avenues of expanding the the academy's mission in the community.
The West Louisville Boys Choir (WLBC) was modeled after the internationally renowned Boys Choir of Harlem. The WLBC sought to provide boys between the ages of 9 and 18 the opportunity to explore, use and expand their talents in a well-structured, enriching, inspiring and spiritually health environment.
As the first music program of its kind in the Louisville community, the WLBC established its not-for-profit status as a 501 c (3) entity and has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of youth experiences and expand their individual capacities.
With the addition of the West Louisville Girls Choir, the guitar ensemble and other music focused learning experiences the West Louisville Performing Arts Academy was evolved into the multi-faceted learning opportunity for youth that it is today. While the Academy has expanded, it has never left its goal and purpose to enhance the artistic, academic and social development needs of children in the Greater Louisville Community
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“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
The West Louisville Performing Arts Academy (WLPAA) is a year-round vocal/instrumental organization that creates artistic opportunities for young people.
The WLPAA trains and develops the talents of young boys and girls, ages 8-18, in a spiritually sound healthy environment.
We address the artistic, academic, and social development of youth through the performing arts.
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To Equip, Inspire and Empower Youth To Learn, Grow and Develop Their Personal Capacity for Personal Greatness and Community Impact For A Lifetime.