About

Administrative Staff

 

CAROLYN BELL AUDIJE

Marketing and Public Relations Director
353-1636, ext. 3 - Email

Carolyn has been with the JCC since 2010. She joined the administrative team with a BA in Graphic Design and many years of experience in design and marketing. She has worked with non-profit organizations including The Boselli Foundation, The Jacksonville Children's Commission, The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as well as Christ the King, Resurrection and Guardian Catholic Schools. She has a passion for helping children through the use of her artistic gifts.

Carolyn has been living and working in Jacksonville since late 1991, but was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where she was involved in vocal music, visual art and theater. She had the pleasure of getting to know Darren Dailey while working on Jacksonville's Dancing with the Stars benefiting the Boselli Foundation in 2010. She went on to plan and organize the same event for the Jacksonville Children's Chorus in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016. Carolyn is an avid ballroom dancer, along with her husband, Larry who owns A Social Affair Dance Studio. Their daughter Elyssa was a member of the JCC from 2010-2016.


 

KATHERINE (KT) BOLING

Accounting Assistant
353-1636, ext. 2 - Email

KT joined the JCC team in 2016 as a member of the Finance Department. With a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and experience in project management, quality engineering, and accounting, KT stepped into the position of Accounting Assistant for the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus.

KT’s ties to the Chorus go back as far as 1996, when she joined the JCC as a young singer under the direction of Jim Taylor, the Chorus’ first conductor. In her two years as a member of the JCC, KT enjoyed opportunities to perform at various venues around the state and country, and even in Carnegie Hall. Since then, she has continued her passion for music, participating in numerous bands and choirs at her church, and through high school and college. KT’s love of the arts has also extended to dance, where she has become a professional Latin dancer, ballroom dance instructor, and even an aerialist.


 

HOLLY HAMMOND

Development Director
353-1636, ext. 4 - Email

Holly began her choir career at age 10 in Orange County's Public Schools and sang in West Orange High School's Chamber, Women's and Concert Choirs under the direction of Dr. Brian Lanier. At Rollins College she studied under Dr. John Sinclair and participated in both the Concert and Chamber Choirs. She earned a Master's Degree in Literature from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and began her fundraising career at Mayo Clinic in 2007. She has been incredibly fortunate to have worked at several fine arts organizations in Jacksonville - Cathedral Arts Project and the Florida Theatre - and is grateful for the opportunity to come "home" to choir.  

 


 

CAT PALFREY

Development and Marketing Associate
353-1636, ext. 7 - Email

 

Cat joined the JCC in 2015 as a member of the administrative team. She holds a B.A. in Theatre from Baldwin Wallace University and performed in operas and plays.  She lived in New York City for 8 years before moving to Jacksonville. While in NYC, Cat worked for various talent agents and managers. 

In high school, Cat sang in Concert Choir, Show Choir and performed in various musicals and plays. In her spare time, Cat sings with the Orange Park Chorale and sits on the board and is also an avid ballroom dancer.

 


 

DIANA WOOTEN

Program Coordinator
353-1636, ext. 9 - Email

Diana has lived in Jacksonville for 19 years after growing up and traveling all over the world with her military parents. She has an Associate of Science in Legal Assisting. Before coming to work with the JCC, she was a claims examiner for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. She was also a volunteer for The Chorus. Diana loves working alongside the wonderful people who take our kids to a special place with their music. She is married with three sons. Her middle son, Caleb, has been involved in The Chorus since 2009 and is a member of our Touring Choir.

“It is gratifying the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus program covers so much of what is not available to children in the Duval Public Schools. The children who have an opportunity to participate in your Chorus are very fortunate to have this outstanding musical training available to them. The entire community benefits from your talent and that of the children.”

Dr. Frances B. Kinne, Chancellor Emeritus and Past President, Jacksonville University

“Music is such a valuable part of life. The way it enriches one’s life and encourages creativity, I do not believe anything else can do as much. We in Jacksonville are certainly blessed to have the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus.”

Scott C. Snyder, President, Compass Consulting Group

“I was in the Jacksonville Children's Chorus in 1999-2002. It helped me to build long lasting friendships and a greater love for music. To this day I still remember the fun times and great concerts we did in the JCC. I think this organization is great for children of all ages, it helps build confidence and friendships.”

Bethany, Former Member

“Being a part of the JCC has not only allowed Christian to experience the fun, excitement and pleasure of singing with friends, it has also helped him to develop a sense of confidence that comes from life skills of hard work and perseverance.”

Elaine Bourne, JCC Parent

“The JCC is more than just a chorus; it is truly a life-changing experience. The Chorus has opened me to new experiences, provided me with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and helped me discover singing is not just one of my interests but rather a lifelong passion.”

Emma, 17, Touring and Concert Choirs