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.

 


 

KATY POLK

Program Coordinator
353-1636, ext. 6 - Email

Katy Polk is a native of the greater Jacksonville area. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Voice Performance from the Florida State University in 2012.  After receiving her Bachelor’s, Katy pursued her Master’s at Boston University and graduated from Boston University with a Master’s in Voice Performance in 2015. She spent the past year teaching music for Clay County schools.  

Katy is also our Voice Instructor for the Concert and Touring Choirs. 


 

LORRAINE ROETTGES

Managing Director
353-1636, ext. 8 - Email

Lorraine Roettges is active in the arts community both as a performer,  teacher and administrator.  Nominated for the Cultural Council of Jacksonville’s Individual Arts Award, she is noted for her “pursuit of excellence, her multiple talents and her ability to achieve success in so many artistic endeavors.”  She has held a myriad of roles as an Arts Administrator including positions for the Jacksonville Symphony as Director of Leadership Giving, Director of Institutional Giving, Associate Director of Development, Coordinator of Guest Artist Relations and Coordinator for Young People’s Concerts.  She was the founder of the Riverside Fine Arts Series and held the position of Artistic/Executive Director for ten years.  During that time, she started an innovative educational outreach program entitled Project Listen which connected great performing artists, such as the Vienna Boys Choir, American Boychoir, LA Guitar Quartet, the King’s Singers, to local students.  In addition, she holds a Highly Qualified Status Professional Florida Educator’s Certificate in Music.  She has been featured on WJCT’s Teachable Moments radio series and on Duval County’s School Matters television program in a segment promoting the benefits of music education.  

Lorraine has served on the State of Florida Arts Council grant appropriations panel and as a U.S. adjudicator for the Canadian National Music Competition, the State of Florida High School Solo and Ensemble Woodwind Competition, Florida Flute Association Young Artist Competition, Stetson University Concert Competition and for numerous other panels.  Ms. Roettges was also invited to serve on the Duval County School District’s steering committee for the Read It Forward Jacksonville campaign.  She received a nomination for the Florida Blue Teacher of the Year award for the positive impact she made on students as a music teacher.  Her grant project Each One, Reach One, Teach One was the Florida Music Educator’s Dorothy Land Past Presidents 2007 FEMEA Award Winning Project which sought to “forge positive relationships between private and public school resources.”  Other creative projects included writing a children’s play called Reach for the Stars.  

A flutist/piccoloist by trade, Lorraine has extensive orchestral and chamber music performance experience including performances with New York Gilbert & Sullivan, Florida Montovani Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony, Orchestra of the Church of St. Paul NY and Opera Ensemble of New York.  She continues to perform on occasion with the Jacksonville Symphony.  Her greatest personal satisfaction has come through her extensive work coaching children in Title 1 sector schools:  teaching them music performance practices and connecting them with some of the world’s greatest performing artists.   

 


 

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.

“Through music and your leadership, these children learn to perform in different languages while experiencing the diversity of an array of world cultures. The understanding they gain will serve them well as they enter adulthood.”

R. Randall Onstead, former President/CEO of Winn-Dixie

“Music plays a major role in the full development of a child. Not only does it enrich lives, it also serves as a pathway for students to express themselves and explore new ways to communicate with others. For 20 years, kudos to the JCC for molding the lives of young artists, and I look forward to the next 20 years.”

Tim Cost, President, Jacksonville University

“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

“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