Florida Southern Children's Chorus
- Deborah Zahner, Director of the Florida Southern Children's Chorus
We are an auditioned choir for girls in grades 3-5 and boys with unchanged voices in grades 3 and older. Our young singers come from homeschool, public school, private school, and arts academy environments throughout the Lakeland area and surrounding Polk County communities. In addition to learning great music, the choir experience strives to help each child develop his or her voice and to gain understanding and proficiency in music reading skills.
Florida Southern Children's Chorus seeks to introduce children to the world of musicianship an performance of high quality literature and to develop a love of music-making that will go with them for a lifetime.
Deborah L. Zahner is the Founding Director of the Children's Chorus and Director of the Children's Chorus. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from University of South Florida. Ms. Zahner has extensive experience as a music specialist and choral director in Central and Coastal Central Florida and is an active member of the American Choral Directors' Association.
Dretha Fennell accompanies the Children's Choir. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Florida Southern College and is Music Specialist at Carlton Palmore Elementary in Lakeland.
Florida Southern Children's Chorus is a broad based community organization dedicated to leading children to discover the joy of performing quality music at the highest level of artistic excellence possible. Children of all religious, ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds are encourage to join together to create musical experiences. Through performance-based education, we create an artistic atmosphere that fosters the personal, intellectual, an social growth of young musicians.
Auditions are held in the summer as well as mid-season. Our rehearsals take place each Tuesday afternoon from 4:30-6:00 pm during the academic year. Membership tuition is $300. If you have a singer who may be interested in joining us, contact Deborah Zahner at 863-604-9161.
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Photos From Rehearsals
Photos From Performances