Dr. Jon O. Carlson Memorial
Dr. Carlson was a valuable part of the cultural fabric of the Jacksonville community as well as a founding member of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus (JCC). In 1995, Dr. Carlson, along with JU President Dr. Frances B. Kinne and Jim Taylor, laid the ground work to develop a chorus comprised of local children.
Dr. Carlson enjoyed and promoted all forms of music, but he had a very special love for vocal presentations. In addition to being one of the founders of JCC, he also served as the Chorus Director of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus from 2001 – 2011. He believed everyone, especially children, should have the opportunity to learn and enjoy the sounds of the human voice.
For this reason, the family of Dr. Carlson established the Dr. Jon O. Carlson Memorial Music Scholarship fund. This scholarship enables a child, each year, to be a part of JCC without regard to ability to afford tuition. Currently 35 percent of the children in JCC are receiving either partial or full scholarships.
Please consider a gift to this scholarship fund, in remembrance of Dr. Carlson.