JCC Alumni Reach New Heights Of Excellence
All graduating singers of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus leave a legacy that echoes in the rehearsal spaces and performance halls wherever they gather to make extraordinary music. JCC alumni are reaching new heights of excellence in their academic and musical studies as well as their careers.
Upon graduating from high school, JCC singers have attended a variety of universities and conservatories including schools such as Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Jacksonville University, University of North Florida, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, Stetson, University of Florida, The Hartt School, Appalachian State University, University of British Columbia, Howard University, Florida State University, and more. Many alumni pursue degrees in vocal performance, music theory, composition, musical theatre, political science, nursing as well as pre-professional degrees in business and medicine. Summers bring opportunities to further their education at programs such as the Tanglewood Institute at Boston University where skills are honed and refined.
JCC alumni can be seen performing worldwide including venues as far away as the Czech Republic as well as local professional stages. Many alumni have made music their occupations as artistic directors, composers, singers, music educators and concert hall managers.
“Singing in JCC began a love and appreciation for music that foreshadowed my future career in opera,”
says Brittany Fouche (left performing with Kristen Chenoweth), current member of Voices of Jacksonville, and Professor of Voice at UNF. Alumna Emma Doukmak says, “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.” JCC singers and alumni not only expand on their music ability but develop leadership skills, and positive character traits that are expressed well beyond their youth.