Jacksonville Children's Chorus

Inspiring Excellence in Young Singers

Jacksonville, FL   |  www.jaxchildrenschorus.org

Mission

The mission of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus is to provide a high-quality, choral music education for children of diverse backgrounds, fostering teamwork, self-discipline, accomplishment and pride while filling an important cultural need in the community and sharing the beauty of the choral art form through artistically excellent performances.

Notes from the nonprofit

Just as the child with ability in sports needs an outlet to explore that interest, so the child with an interest in music needs an opportunity to develop this skill. Many of the children who enter the performance choir program use their Chorus experience to gain admission to one of
Duval County’s arts magnet schools, and some have continued on to university-level study.

Ruling year info

1999

President and Artistic Director

Mr. Darren N. Dailey

Main address

10131 Atlantic Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32225 USA

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EIN

59-3583678

NTEE code info

Singing Choral (A6B)

Music (A68)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Jacksonville Children's Chorus

The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus is a not-for-profit community resource focusing on music education, appreciation, and performance opportunities for children living in and around the Northeast Florida Region. Through seven different choirs, The Chorus successfully changes the lives of children through the study and performance of music. In addition, singers develop strong bonds and mutual respect as well as friendships and understanding through the singers’ common love of music.

In an effort to make participation in The Chorus available to all, The Chorus offers a variety of rehearsal locations throughout the metropolitan area, designed to facilitate participation by underserved populations. Subsequently, the face of The Chorus reflects the city’s diverse citizenship. However, it remains a strong priority to recruit talented singers from minority backgrounds in order to serve our entire community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Infants and toddlers

The Vocal Exploration Program is a music class for first through fourth grade students. This ten-week class meets once a week. Each lesson combines learning musical skills, group singing, and play-like activities/games that bring together learning experiences and fun in meaningful ways.

The program is a great way for youngsters to explore their interest in music and singing—potentially preparing them for participation in the Jacksonville Children's Chorus performing choirs. Our hope is that they will bring their developing voices and experience to other learning and group activities in school and beyond. The Vocal Exploration class is focused on learning and vocal development and there will be an opportunity for parents to observe the final class.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Each year, The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus sponsors a day-long program to honor 150 local fourth, fifth, and sixth grade children who have been recognized by their music educators for their singing ability, musical aptitude, and strong work ethic. The children spend the day rehearsing with a nationally recognized clinician and conductor, and the event culminates in a performance of the newly-formed Honors Choir.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students

The River City Choral Festival and Day Camp is a fun-filled week of music, choral singing, choreography/dance, games, swimming, field trips, and performances – and lots of fun times and new friends!
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

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Experience singing, creative movement, simple instruments, and fingerplays through traditional songs and rhymes at our Preschool Music Classes.

Classes are split into two sections for children ages 18 months to 3 years old and 3 to 5 years. Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids who love to sing begin with our early childhood (Pre-K) music discovery and vocal exploration classes then advance through tiered levels of instruction through age 18.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

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Financials

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Jacksonville Children's Chorus

Board of directors
as of 3/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Kimberly Rowland

First Coast News

Term: 2020 - 2022

David DeCamp

Crowley Maritime Corporation

Amanda Hegeman

Florida Blue

Yvonne McClain

CMTS, LLC

Beth Shelly

T. Rowe Price

John Harman

AON

Kimberly Rowland

First Coast News

Heather Solanka

Camerlengo & Anderson PL

Pamela Smith

PF Smith Consulting LCC

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/04/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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