About

Board of Directors

Board Members

Heather Solanka, Chair - Camerlengo & Anderson PL
Daniel Popky, Treasurer - Former CFO, Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. 
David DeCamp - Crowley Maritime Corporation
Amanda Hegeman - Florida Blue
Lisa M. Kemph - The Bolles School
Yvonne McClain - CMTS, LLC
Kim Rowland - First Coast News
Chantelle Quick - Stein Mart 

Advisory Board

Richard Hadden, Chair - Contented Cow Partners
Jackie Cornelius - Principal, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
Dane Grey - Elite Parking Services of America, Inc.
Marsha Oliver - City of Jacksonville
Craig Smith - Alhambra Theatre and Dining
Amanda Warford Videll - FBI Jacksonville Division

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

Wali Gomes, JCC Parent