Classes

River City Choral Festival & Camp

Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28, 2019

The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus is excited to announce our second annual national invitational choral music festival and summer camp program, River City Choral Festival and Camp. A fun-filled week of music, choral singing, choreography/dance, games, swimming, field trips and performances – and lots of fun times and new friends! 

A summer day camp is available for fifth through twelfth grade singers from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. 

Our conductor for the festival will be Tom Shelton of Westminster Choir College.

For individual camper registrations – Registration will open in January 2019.

For choir groups and organizations – For application to attend and details, please contact Kelly Rubin, Executive Assistant to Darren Dailey.

Overview

  • Designed for rising fifth to twelfth grade singers
  • Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Held on the beautiful Jacksonville University campus
  • Two evening performances (more info to come)
  • Lunch and snacks are included
  • Field trips
  • Swimming at JU Pool
  • Breakout sessions (Sight-reading/Music Theory, Choral Rehearsals, Choreography)
  • Games and more
  • Supervision by JCC Staff
  • Camp T-Shirt provided

Location

2800 University Boulevard N., Jacksonville, FL 32211

Sample Day Camp Schedule

8:40am            Drop Off

9:00am            Opening Activity

9:15am            Vocal Warm-ups

9:30am            Choral Rehearsal

10:15am          Breakout Session I

11:00am          Choral Rehearsal

11:45am          Lunch

12:30pm          Breakout Session II

1:15pm            Choral Rehearsal

2:00pm            Breakout Session III

2:45pm            Swimming

3:30pm            Choral Rehearsal

What Your Singer Will Gain:

Singers will experience a balanced schedule of both instructional and recreational activities throughout the week.  Rehearsals and breakout sessions will focus on developing musicianship, sight-reading, vocal skills, choreography, and choral singing by experienced and qualified JCC instructors and JCC’s highly regarded conductor, Mr. Darren Dailey.  Team activities will help develop camaraderie, social equality, and love of mankind.

Questions?

Contact Kelly Rubin, Executive Assistant

Email: kelly@jaxchildrenschorus.org

or call 353-1636, ext. 5

 

“The Chorus expands your musical horizons and helps you grow as a person. You are surrounded with other young people who have something in common…their love of music. I have learned that music does, indeed, bring people and cultures together. The music we sing brings people hope for a better future of understanding and cooperation.”

Jasmine, 16, Touring and Concert Choirs

“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

“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

“JCC truly embodies some of the best qualities of team sports: camaraderie, discipline, patience, persistence, and positive mentoring.”

Wali Gomes, 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