For over fifteen years, the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus has filled a position of increasing leadership in children’s music education in Northeast Florida. The current program has been well received by the educational and cultural community, and more than 1,400 children have benefited from the program.
Music education is a fundamental element of the mission of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus. As funding constraints continue to grow in our public school system, arts education. The Chorus is working diligently to fill the void that exists when children have limited access to quality music programs. There is a growing awareness of the importance of music to a child’s overall education experience. Numerous brain science studies have illustrated the link between early music education intervention and increased cognitive skills, including reading readiness and spatial reasoning skills. Besides studies that show that students who have benefited from music education score higher on standardized tests, others illustrate the relationship between chorus participation and an increase in social skills and community participation. In short, music helps kids learn, socialize and participate in activities that benefit the community.
The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus has created a number of programs aimed at meeting the music education, social and cultural needs in the community. Annually, The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus collaborates with a wide variety of cultural, social and educational organizations in order to enhance the learning experience for Chorus singers and other area children and to provide the community with greater cultural offerings.
The Performance Choir Program
The Annual First Coast Honors Choir Festival
First Voices: The Preschool Music Program