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Do you know a child who loves to sing?

While prior musical training is not necessary to participate in the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, an audition is required for singers in grades 2-12. Children will be placed in the appropriate choir group based on their skills, maturity, and readiness. Singers do not need to bring a prepared audition piece. The 15-minute audition process is quick and simple. A conductor will listen for the singer’s ability to match pitches, to learn a simple tune and to hold one’s voice part against others. Here's a little video preview of the audition process.

There is no fee to audition. However, upon placement and registration, tuition is charged to cover a portion of the actual cost of the program. Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. 

Upcoming Auditions:

Thursday, Nov. 21 - Downtown: First United Methodist Church  4:30 - 5:30p

Tues. Dec 3  Westside: First Coast Christian School5:00 to 6:00p

Thurs. Dec 5 - Downtown: First United Methodist Church5:00 to 6:00p

Saturday, Dec 7 - San Marco: Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church - 12:00-2:00p

Monday, Dec 9 - Southside: Shepherd of the Woods5:30 to 6:00p

No audition necessary for:
Children ages 18 months - 5 years old- please register for First Steps in Music here.
Singers in kindergarten and first grade - please register for Primary Choir here.

Auditions for singers in grades 2-12 are being held by appointment only.

Have more questions? Contact the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus
at (904) 353-1636, ext. 1 or email us

Complete the form below to schedule an audition.

“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

“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

“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

“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