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

 

. . . 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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class locations.

First Presbyterian Church

616 W. 10th Avenue

Anchorage, Alaska

10th and G on the park strip

First Baptist Church

1100 W. 10th Avenue

Anchorage, Alaska

10th and L on the park strip

 
 

classes.

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Sing with Us!

Greatland Chorus

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, and there are often opportunities for other performances.

2021 SPRING SEMESTER

Tuesdays

2:30 - 4:00 PM

January 19 - April 27, 2021

$240/per semester tuition

First Baptist Church

Spring Recital

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 

at 7:00 PM

Grades 4 - 8

Accepting new members.

Registration link below.

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Start in 4th Grade!

Beginner Band

Instruction in brass, woodwinds, and percussion for beginners. Instruments include flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, baritone, trombone, and percussion. The semester will begin with instruction in homogeneous instrument groupings, bringing the entire band together later in the semester. Families will need to purchase the band method book, Tradition of Excellence, Book1, Kjos Publishing. Virtual "check-in" lessons and a performance recital for family and friends are also included.

2021 SPRING SEMESTER

Wednesdays

2:30 - 4:00 PM

January 14 - April 27

$200/per semester tuition

First Presbyterian Church

Spring Recital

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 

at 7:00 PM

Grades 4 - 8

Accepting new members on a case

by case basis. Please contact us.

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Improve your Chops!

Intermediate Band

Instruction in brass, woodwinds, and percussion for students with at least one year experience. Instruments include flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, baritone, trombone, and percussion. Families will need to purchase the band method book, Tradition of Excellence, Book 2, Kjos Publishing. Performance music for band is provided. Instruction will also include routinely scheduled virtual "check-in"​lessons. The semester will finish with a performance recital for family and friends.

2021 SPRING SEMESTER

Wednesdays

12:30 - 2:00 PM

January 14 - April 27, 2021

$225/per semester tuition

First Presbyterian Church

Spring Recital

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

at 7:00 PM

Grades 4 - 8

Accepting new members on a case

by case basis. Please contact us.

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.