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about greatland.

  • choral music instruction for homeschoolers

  • performance opportunities

  • affordable tuition rate

  • direct-billing available for most homeschool programs

  • approved vendor of the Anchorage School District


chorus classes.

Get 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 perform in the semester recital.


1:20 - 2:20 pm

$210 per semester

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

$260 per semester

Keep Singing!

High School Chorus
Grades 9 - 12

Introducing the High School Chorus for the 2024-2025 school year. Singers will explore SAB choral music, giving opportunity for young men to discover their new changed vocal range. Training in vocal production, sight-reading, and ear-training will be emphasized while enjoying a variety of choral music genres. There is opportunity for some 8th graders to be a part of this group. Performance opportunities are included each semester.


4:15 - 5:15 pm

$210 per semester

fall 2024 semester.

  • Fall Semester dates: September 3 - December 10, with breaks

  • No classes on October 22

  • Recital Rehearsal: Tuesday, November 19, 1:30-3:30 PM

  • Fall Recital: Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 PM 

  • Additional Performance TBD: Tuesday, December 10, 2:30-4:00 PM 

spring 2025 semester.

  • Spring Semester dates: January 14 - April 29, with breaks

  • Additional Performance(s) TBD: Saturday, January 25

  • Recital Rehearsal: Tuesday, April 22, 1:30-3:30 PM 

  • Spring Recital, Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 PM 

  • Additional Performance TBD: Tuesday, April 29, 2:30-4:00 PM 


class location.

Faith Lutheran Church
5200 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, Alaska

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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 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 served eighteen years in leadership of the worship arts ministry team at Crosspoint Community Church. She and her husband, Brian, have lived in Anchorage, Alaska for twenty-three 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).


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