Our Choirs

Primary Choir

The Primary Choir curriculum is open to all children in Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade and is a semester-based program, with 10-week sessions in fall and spring. Each session, these children engage in short and exciting lessons that introduce the building blocks of music to them. The curriculum used in the Primary Choir is designed to provide children with the opportunity to explore music in the following three ways:

 

1. Melodic – to have melodies in their heads and learn to coordinate their voices to sing those melodies.

2. Rhythmic – to feel the beat and its divisions and how that beat is grouped in either 2s or 3s.

3. Artistic – to be moved by music in the many ways music can elicit an emotional response.

Each year, participating singers receive 24-30 hours of instruction and perform in a recital for family and friends at the end of each semester. No audition is needed for the Primary Choir, all you have to do is register your child or children! Space for the Primary Choir is limited so make sure to register early

Auditions are not required. Need-based scholarships are available. Space is limited.

Questions? Call 353-1636, ext. 3 or email us.

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“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

“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

“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.”

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“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.”

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