Classes

River City Choral Festival Adult Track

Monday, June 6 - Friday, June 10, 2022

*For singers ages 16 and older*

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The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus is excited to announce the adult track as part of the River City Choral Festival. Throughout the week singers will experience rehearsals and workshops with our guest conductor and a community performance! We are excited to welcome this year's guest conductor Ted Munn, Minister of Worship, Music, Media, and organist at Avondale United Methodist Church and the Artistic Director of the Jacksonville Masterworks Chorale.

Rehearsals will be from 6:00-8:30 PM Monday through Thursday. You must be able to attend at least 3 of the 4 rehearsals to participate in the end-of-week performance. There will be a community concert on the evening of Friday, June 10 at 7:00pm. This concert will be held in the sanctuary of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church.

  • Earn Professional Development credit
  • Previous choral experience desired
  • Community concert performance
  • Music is provided in advance and singers are expected to prepare music prior to rehearsals

Early bird registration  - $75 (ends on April 30, 2022)

Regular registration  - $99 (starting on May 1, 2022)

(Music teachers can receive a 50% off discount code. To redeem the music teacher discount, please email rae@jaxchildrenschorus.org with a valid school email.)

Full payment is due at the time of registration. Printed music will be provided after registration and payment are received. All music is the property of The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus and must be returned on Friday, June 10th at the Community Concert.

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Ted Munn is Minister of Worship, Music, Media and organist at Avondale United Methodist Church and the Artistic Director of the Jacksonville Masterworks Chorale. He is a graduate of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ, where he studied choral technique with James Jordan, Allen Crowell, and Melanie Jacobson. While a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, he had the opportunity to sing with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. He was also a member of the Westminster Singers, a group that specialized in lighter musical fare and jazz, and he rang with the Westminster Handbell Choir. After receiving his Masters of Sacred Music degree from Westminster, he has worked as choirmaster at churches around the country, including Los Angeles and Atlanta. He has been the Minister of Music and Worship at Avondale United Methodist Church since 1998, where he has led a well-rounded program of children’s choirs, handbell choirs, praise bands, and traditional choral ensembles.

When he is not leading music, he is busy at home with Reggie, his husband of twenty-three years, and his seventeen year old son, Dylan. Four rescued dogs and a rescued cat are also a part of the family. He is a big fan of Broadway musicals and tries to get to NYC as often as he can. Ted also loves to travel and hopes to travel the world again as soon as the COVID pandemic is a thing of the past.

 

Questions? Contact the JCC Program Office at 353-1636, ext. 1 or Email

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Tim Cost, President, Jacksonville University

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Emma D., JCC Alum

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Jasmine M., JCC Alum

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Dr. Frances B. Kinne , Former Chancellor Emeritus and Past President, Jacksonville University

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