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Do you know a child who loves to sing?

While prior musical training is not necessary to participate in the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, an audition is required for singers in grades 2-12. Children will be placed in the appropriate choir group based on their skills, maturity, and readiness. Singers do not need to have a prepared audition piece. The audition process is quick and simple. A conductor will listen for the singer’s ability to match pitches. 

An additional virtual or in-person audition may be required to do the following:

  • to learn a simple tune
  • to hold one’s voice part against others.

There is no fee to audition. However, upon placement into a choir, a registration fee will be required. There is also tuition to cover a portion of the actual cost of the program. The cost varies based on the choir level. Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. 

Here's a little video preview of the audition process.

Auditions for singers in grades 2-12 are being held by appointment only.

Have more questions? Contact the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus
at (904) 353-1636, ext. 3 or email us


PLEASE NOTE:

No audition necessary for these early learning music education classes:

Preschool Music

Children ages 18 months through 5 years old, please find out more about here.

Primary Choir:

Singers in kindergarten and first grade, please find out more here.

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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