THE KINNE SCHOLARSHIP
The Dr. Frances B. Kinne Scholarship will further the mission of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus (JCC) by supporting up to two (2) academically and musically-gifted alumni of the JCC with a four-year, full tuition scholarship to Jacksonville University. Dr. Kinne has been a dear friend and benefactor of Jacksonville University for over 40 years. She first served JU in a unique capacity as the founding Dean of the College of Fine Arts in 1961. Since then, she has dedicated an enormous amount of her time, service, and support to JU, and in doing so, has been instrumental in building the Jacksonville University we know and love. Dr. Kinne’s leadership includes serving as University President for 10 years, and ultimately being named the University’s first Chancellor, and later Chancellor Emeritus.
The JCC was founded in 1995 at Jacksonville University to fill a need for a children’s music program in the area. Led by Dr. Frances B. Kinne, then Jacksonville University President, the plan to create a local choir was implemented by Dr. Jon O. Carlson and Jim Taylor, who served as the first conductor. In that first year, JCC had only 16 voices. Since then, it has grown to serve as many as 1,000 singers annually with performance choirs and outreach programs. More than 35% of JCC's singers are awarded either partial or full scholarships each year. From 16 singers in 1995, JCC has developed into one of the nation's most important providers of music education, enriching the lives of singers and audiences around the globe.
Up to two (2) scholarships may be awarded each year.
Qualification and Application Requirements:
- JCC Artistic Staff talent recommendation
- Current JCC Touring Choir member for three or more years must complete all seasons
- Must apply to JU and the Honors Program and be accepted to both (see JU for qualifications https://www.ju.edu/honors/apply.php
- Participation in two JU choral ensembles per semester (by placement)
- A minimum of 12 volunteer hours at the JCC each semester