About

Administrative Staff

CAROLYN BELL AUDIJE

Visual Communications Specialist
353-1636, ext. 3 | Email

Carolyn has been with the JCC since 2010. She joined the administrative team with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and many years of experience in design and marketing. Her background includes publishing, advertising, collegiate communications, prepress, web design, and corporate branding. She has worked with non-profit organizations including Special Olympics, The Boselli Foundation, The Jacksonville Children's Commission, The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as well as Christ the King, Resurrection and Guardian Catholic Schools. She has a passion for helping children and her community through the use of her artistic gifts.

Carolyn has been living and working in Jacksonville since late 1991, but was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where she was involved in vocal music, visual art, and theater. She had the pleasure of getting to know Darren Dailey while working on Jacksonville's Dancing with the Stars benefiting the Boselli Foundation in 2010. She went on to plan and organize the same event benefitting the Jacksonville Children's Chorus five times now since 2011. In recent years, Carolyn was an avid competitive ballroom dancer. Her husband Larry owns A Social Affair Dance Studio and their daughter Elyssa has been a member of the JCC since 2010.

 


 

KATHERINE (KT) BOLING

Business Manager & Development Officer
353-1636, ext. 4 - Email

KT joined the JCC team in 2016 as a member of the Finance Department. With a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and experience in project management, quality engineering, and accounting, KT joined our team as Accounting Assistant and is now the Business Manager and Development Officer for the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus.

KT’s ties to the Chorus go back as far as 1996 when she joined the JCC as a young singer under the direction of Jim Taylor, the Chorus’ first conductor. In her two years as a member of the JCC, KT enjoyed opportunities to perform at various venues around the state and country, and even in Carnegie Hall. Since then, she has continued her passion for music, participating in numerous bands and choirs at her church, and through high school and college. KT’s love of the arts has also extended to dance, where she has become a professional Latin dancer, ballroom dance instructor, and even an aerialist.

 


 

ADAM HOOPER

Program Manager, ext. 6 | Email

Fresh from Colorado, Adam Hooper is a modern-minded musician with a penchant for guiding motivated students through the journey of music. He finds purpose in the melody of life accompanying at the keyboard, composing creative content, and conducting like-minded musicians!

He has had a significant impact as an educator, improviser, and producer in the Colorado Springs community, teaching/accompanying choir with the Widefield School District and the Colorado Springs School. He is also known for assembling MoMa.x, a musical arts collective, for unique live collaborative performances held at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Mr. Hooper holds a Bachelors degree in Music Composition and Sound Design from UCCS, as well as an Associates degree from Pikes Peak Community College in Multimedia Graphic Design.  

Some of his favorite credits include a premiere of Philip Blackburn's electro-acoustic composition for piano and smart-phone, Lilacs and Lightning (2012), Amache: Silent Imprints (2013) a collaborative sonic documentary with poet Mary Jane Sullivan, LatherRinseRepeat (2014) film score for Whatsabudget Films, as well as Concerto for Computer (2014), an original composition for orchestra and computer musician. His most significant work, Empty Classrooms (2014), premiered for over 600 Colorado Springs community leaders at the annual CPCD Headstart Fundraiser Breakfast. 

Adam is happy to have found a musical home with the Jacksonville Children's Chorus, to share in the legacy of inspiring excellence in young singers. When the lights go out and the curtains close, Adam can be found at home drinking tea with his wife and rolling around on the floor with his kiddos.


 

CAT PALFREY

Development Associate
353-1636, ext. 7 - Email

Cat joined the JCC in 2015 as a member of the administrative team.  She holds a B.A. in Theatre from Baldwin Wallace University where she performed in operas and plays.  Upon graduation, Cat moved to NYC, where she auditioned for musical theatre. Additionally, she studied TV and film acting before switching to the business side of the industry to work for talent agents and managers. After 8 years of living in NYC, Cat moved to Jacksonville with her husband.

In high school, Cat sang with an award-winning Concert Choir and Show Choir. This allowed her to travel and perform internationally. She also performed in various musicals and plays. In her spare time, Cat sings with the Orange Park Chorale, sits on the board and enjoys ballroom dancing.

 


 

KELLY RUBIN

Executive Assistant
353-1636, ext. 5 - Email

Kelly joined the JCC team in 2017 as a member of the administrative team as an Executive Assistant. She graduated Stafford Hall School of Business in 1985 where she took an Executive Secretarial Program. Kelly brings her experience and skills to help organize and keep the administrative workflow moving forward.

Kelly recently relocated from New Jersey to Jacksonville and has two grown children but was born and raised in Toronto, Canada.  Her family relocated to New Jersey in 1983 where she graduated from New Providence High School.  Before moving to Jacksonville, she held various Executive Assistant positions over the past 25 years.

 


 

DIANA WOOTEN

Program Coordinator
353-1636, ext. 9 - Email

Diana has lived in Jacksonville for 19 years after growing up and traveling all over the world with her military parents. She has an Associate of Science in Legal Assisting. Before coming to work with the JCC, she was a claims examiner for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. She was also a volunteer for The Chorus. Diana loves working alongside the wonderful people who take our kids to a special place with their music. She is married with three sons. Her middle son, Caleb, has been involved in The Chorus since 2009 and is a member of our Touring Choir.

 


 

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“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

“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

“JCC truly embodies some of the best qualities of team sports: camaraderie, discipline, patience, persistence, and positive mentoring.”

Wali Gomes, JCC Parent

“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

“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