about greatland.

  • choral and band instruction for homeschoolers

  • performance opportunities

  • affordable tuition rate

  • classes are held near the park strip (see below)

  • approved vendor of the Anchorage School District

  • direct-billing available for most homeschool programs

  • affiliated with AK Homeschool Classes

 

class location.

The First Presbyterian Church

616 W. 10th Avenue

Anchorage, Alaska

10th and G on the park strip

. . . 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
 
 

classes.

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 chorus performs for family and friends each semester.

2020 SPRING SEMESTER

Wednesdays

2:30 - 4:00 PM

January 8 - April 29 with breaks

$260/Spring Semester tuition

Spring Recital

Thursday, April 30, 2020 

at 7:00 PM

Grades 4 - 8

New singers welcome!

Greatland Chorus

Instruction in brass, woodwinds, and percussion for beginners. Instruments include flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, baritone, trombone, and percussion. Students will need to purchase the band method book, Tradition of Excellence, Book1, Kjos Publishing. Instruction may include occasional private or small group lessons. Each semester will culminate with a performance recital for family and friends.

2020 SPRING SEMESTER

Tuesdays

2:30 - 3:30 PM

January 7 - April 28 with breaks

$180/Spring Semester tuition

Spring Recital

Thursday, April 30, 2020 

at 7:00 PM

Grades 4 and up

*New band students admitted on a

case-by-case basis. Please contact us.

Beginner Band

Instruction in brass, woodwinds, and percussion for students with one year experience. Instruments include flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, baritone, trombone, and percussion. Students will need to purchase the band method book, Tradition of Excellence, Book 2, Kjos Publishing. Instruction will include a routinely scheduled 30-minute private or small group lesson before class instruction.

2020 SPRING SEMESTER

Wednesdays

12:30 - 2:00 PM + lessons

January 8 - April 29 with breaks

$240/Spring Semester tuition

Spring Recital

Thursday, April 30, 2020 

at 7:00 PM

Grades 4 and up

*New band students admitted on a

case-by-case basis. Please contact us.

Intermediate Band

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, along with their two sons, have lived in Anchorage, Alaska for nineteen years. They homeschooled their now young adult sons for eight years.

 

contact us.

 

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