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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classes.

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Ready to Sing!

Preparatory Chorus
Grades 2 - 3

New this year!

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 participate in the performance recital each semester.

Tuesday

1:15 - 2:15 pm

Faith Lutheran Church

January 11 - April 26

Recital: April 23

Spring $200

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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, and there are often opportunities for other performances.

Tuesday

2:30 - 4:00 pm

Faith Lutheran Church

January 11 - April 26

Recital: April 23

Spring $275

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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. Virtual "check-in" lessons and a semester-end performance recital for family and friends are also included.

 

Please contact Greatland 

if you are interested in the Beginner Band program

spring 2022 calendar.

  • Spring Semester classes run from January 11 - April 26

  • Recital prep rehearsal for all singers: April 23, 10:00 - 11:30 am

  • Spring Semester Recital: Saturday, April 23 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, along with their two sons, have lived in Anchorage, Alaska for twenty-one years. They homeschooled their now young adult sons for eight years.

 
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