about greatland.

  • choral and band instruction for homeschoolers

  • performance opportunities

  • affordable tuition rate

  • approved vendor of the Anchorage School District

  • direct-billing available for most homeschool programs


. . . when you get together with a group of other singers, it becomes more than the sum of the parts. All of those people are pouring out their hearts and souls in perfect harmony, which is kind of an emblem for what we need in this world . . .

John Rutter
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Ready to Sing!

Preparatory Chorus
Grades 2 - 3

Through singing games and activities, children in the Prep Chorus, grades 2 - 3, will begin their choral journey, preparing them for Youth Chorus and beyond. As in the Youth Chorus, singers will be introduced to vocal technique, sight-singing, ear-training, and performance technique while striving for musical excellence and enjoying choral music geared toward this level. The Prep Chorus will also perform in the recitals.


1:15 - 2:15 pm

September 6 - December 6

Fall Recital: December 2

January 17 - April 25

Spring Recital: April 14

Sing with Us!

Youth Chorus
Grades 4 - 8

The Greatland Youth Chorus provides boys and girls, grades 4 - 8, with an exceptional choral music experience. Singers learn vocal technique, sight-singing, ear-training, and performance technique while striving for musical excellence and enjoying a variety of high-quality choral music. This is a “treble clef” chorus, therefore, boys must have unchanged voices. The semester will culminate with a performance recital for family and friends.


2:30 - 4:00 pm

September 6 - December 6

Fall Recital: December 2

January 17 - April 25

Spring Recital: April 14

Start in 5th Grade!

Beginner Band
Grades 5 - 8

Instruction in brass, woodwind, and percussion for beginners. Instruments taught include flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, baritone, trombone, and percussion. Utilizing the band method book, Tradition of Excellence, Book1, Kjos Publishing. Tuition does not include the purchase of the method book or the rental/purchase of the instrument. Performance recitals are included.

Wednesday/Sept & Oct

Brass 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Woodwinds 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Percussion 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Wednesday/Nov & Dec

Full Band 2:30 - 4:00 pm

September 7 - December 7

Fall Recital: December 2

January 18 - April 26

Spring Recital: April 14

Tuition Details & Registration Link Coming Soon!

fall 2022 calendar.

  • Fall Semester classes run from September 6 - December 7, 2022

  • Recital prep rehearsal for all singers: December 2, 10:00 - 11:30 am

  • Fall Semester Recital: Friday, December 2 at 7:00 pm

spring 2023 calendar.

  • Spring Semester classes run from January 17 - April 26, 2023

  • Recital prep rehearsal for all singers: April 14, 10:00 - 11:30 am

  • Spring Semester Recital: Friday, April 14 at 7:00 pm


class location.

Faith Lutheran Church
5200 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, Alaska

about the director.

Jessica Swan loves bringing young people together to make music. She believes that young musicians love a challenge and are inspired when they can perform beautifully together. And the friendships formed by working together are very special and supportive. This is why she formed the Greatland Youth Chorus and Band for homeschool students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to make music with their peers. 

Jessica Swan received a B.S. in Music Education from Asbury University and an M.S. in Music Education from the University of Illinois. She has led various music groups, including children’s, teen and adult choirs, instrumental ensembles and theatrical productions. She served as the Music Director for The Salvation Army in Indiana for nine years giving direction to the music and worship arts programs, including a residential summer music camp, and music leadership training. She taught music at St. Gabriel School in Indianapolis, Indiana where members of her children’s choir received honors at both District Solo and Ensemble Competitions and the Catholic Youth Organization Music Competitions.  Jessica recently completed eighteen years of leadership to the worship arts ministry team at Crosspoint Community Church. She and her husband, Brian, have lived in Anchorage, Alaska for twenty-two years. They love getting outdoors and enjoying all that the "Greatland" of Alaska has to offer, traveling, as well as visiting their two young adult sons (whom they homeschooled for eight years) and serving young people through their church's youth and young adult ministries.


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