Classes

River City Choral Festival & Day Camp

Monday, June 22-June 26, 2020

The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus is excited to announce our third annual choral festival and summer day camp, River City Choral Festival and Day 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 to rising sixth through twelfth grade singers from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. 

Our conductor for the festival will be Melissa Keylock of the San Diego North Coast Singers

For individual camper registrations – Registration will open in February 2020.

For choir groups and organizations – For application to attend and details, please contact Kelly Rubin, Executive Assistant to Darren Dailey, @kelly@jaxchildrenschorus.org or 904-353-1636, ext 5.

Overview (Camp)

  • Designed for rising sixth to twelfth grade singers
  • Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Held on the beautiful Jacksonville University campus
  • Community performance (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

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, Melissa Keylock.  Team activities will help develop camaraderie, social equality, and love of mankind.

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

 

Registration fee: $50

Camp Fee if registered before April 5th: $249

Camp Fee if registered on or after April 6th: $299

Register Now!

 

Questions?

Contact Adam Hooper, Program Manager or Diana Wooten, Program Coordinator

Email: diana@jaxchildrenschorus.org

or call 353-1636, ext. 9

 

“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 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

“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

“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

“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