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Singer Scholarships

Singer Scholarships

The Chorus’ growth, from 16 voices in 1995 to over 1,000 in year-long choirs and outreach programs today, illustrates its continued impact on our entire community here in Northeast Florida. Because music education is important to a child’s development, JCC offers a scholarship program to ensure every child who desires to participate may do so regardless of a family’s ability to afford tuition. Approximately 40% of JCC students receive scholarships to cover tuition costs. 

Scholarships provide tuition, uniforms, and cover the cost of performances and trips — the chance of a lifetime for our region’s young children, many of whom have never left the state of Florida. Full and partial scholarships are provided to those singers who wouldn’t otherwise be able to participate in The Chorus. In our 2018-19 season, 148 singers received such assistance, compared to 77 singers in our 2013-14 season. With the funding through events and donations, we hope to continue our scholarship assistance each season.

In addition to providing a high-quality music education to its singers, the scholarship program ensures diversity in Jacksonville Children's Chorus. 


 

Want to learn more about our scholarship program? Contact our Development Officer at 904-353-1636 ext 4 or email katherine@jaxchildrenschorus.org.

A Singer's Story

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“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

“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 M., JCC Alum

“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 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 D., JCC Alum

“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 , Former Chancellor Emeritus and Past President, Jacksonville University