Classes

River City Choral Festival & Day Camp

Monday, June 22-June 26, 2020

The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus is excited to announce our third annual choral festival and summer day camp, River City Choral Festival and Day Camp. A fun-filled week of music, choral singing, choreography/dance, games, swimming, field trips, and performances – and lots of fun times and new friends! 

A summer day camp is available to rising sixth through twelfth grade singers from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. 

Our conductor for the festival will be Melissa Keylock of the San Diego North Coast Singers

For individual camper registrations – Registration will open in February 2020.

For choir groups and organizations – For application to attend and details, please contact Kelly Rubin, Executive Assistant to Darren Dailey, @kelly@jaxchildrenschorus.org or 904-353-1636, ext 5.

Overview (Camp)

  • Designed for rising sixth to twelfth grade singers
  • Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Held on the beautiful Jacksonville University campus
  • Community performance (more info to come)
  • Lunch and snacks are included
  • Field trips
  • Swimming at JU Pool
  • Breakout sessions (Sight-reading/Music Theory, Choral Rehearsals, Choreography)
  • Games and more
  • Supervision by JCC Staff
  • Camp T-Shirt provided

Location

2800 University Boulevard N., Jacksonville, FL 32211

What Your Singer Will Gain:

Singers will experience a balanced schedule of both instructional and recreational activities throughout the week.  Rehearsals and breakout sessions will focus on developing musicianship, sight-reading, vocal skills, choreography, and choral singing by experienced and qualified JCC instructors and JCC’s highly regarded conductor, Melissa Keylock.  Team activities will help develop camaraderie, social equality, and love of mankind.

Sample Day Camp Schedule

8:40am            Drop Off

9:00am            Opening Activity

9:15am            Vocal Warm-ups

9:30am            Choral Rehearsal

10:15am          Breakout Session I

11:00am          Choral Rehearsal

11:45am          Lunch

12:30pm          Breakout Session II

1:15pm            Choral Rehearsal

2:00pm            Breakout Session III

2:45pm            Swimming

3:30pm            Choral Rehearsal

 

Registration fee: $50

Day Camp Fee if registered before April 5th: $249

Day Camp Fee if registered on or after April 6th: $299

Register Now!

 

Questions? Inquiries about Choirs-In-Residence?

Contact Adam Hooper, Program Manager or Diana Wooten, Program Coordinator

Email: diana@jaxchildrenschorus.org

or call 353-1636, ext. 9

 

“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

“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

“I was in the Jacksonville Children's Chorus in 1999-2002. It helped me to build long lasting friendships and a greater love for music. To this day I still remember the fun times and great concerts we did in the JCC. I think this organization is great for children of all ages, it helps build confidence and friendships.”

Bethany, Former Member

“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