18th Annual First Coast Honors Choir Festival
Each ensemble is limited to 80 singers. A music teacher referral is required to participate.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
819 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Rehearsals start at 11:00am
Performance recording begins at 4:30pm
Unchanged Treble Voices | Grades 4-8
Founder and Artistic Program Director, Heartland Youth Choir
Participation Fee is $40 (Festival Shirt included)
About Ms. Sletto
Barbara Sletto founded Heartland Youth Choir in 2003. Prior to that she was the Artistic Director of the Iowa Youth Chorus, the Des Moines Children's Choruses, the Anderson Area Children's Choir of Anderson, Indiana, and the Lakes Treble Choir of Minnesota.
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. 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.
Honors Choir Performance Coordinator:
Dorothy Leitch, Email
Phone: 904.353.1636, ext. 6