Introducing Sarah Smith

We’re excited to welcome Sarah Smith to the KCC team, and are confident that she’ll be a wonderful addition to our staff. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music (both in Music Education) with Kodaly Emphasis from Capital University. She is the elementary music teacher at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Kettering.
Sarah will teach Chorus Musicianship, Chorale Musicianship (Level 1) and assist with Chorus and Chorale rehearsals and events. Her official start date was Tuesday, October 2.

Fun at the 2018 SummerSing


Almost 100 singers, ages 8 to 18,  gathered at Wright State University Creative Arts Center on Saturday, August 4, and Sunday, August 5, for the Second Annual KCC Summer Sing. Their time together was  split between learning new literature with Mr. and Mrs. Jauss, Dr. Tipps, and Mr. Swank, Music Skills and Folk Dancing with Mr. Swank and Mr. Forney, and preparing for the Sunday afternoon Showcase. For a look at some of the activities the singers enjoyed during this busy and fun weekend, click on the links below to check out our Facebook Albums of great photos taken by our amazing official photographer, Adam Alonzo.

Saturday                                                                                             Sunday


Kettering Children’s Choir celebrated the music and culture of Ireland and the British Isles through both song and dance on Wednesday, May 30, at the Schuster Center! Dancers from the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance were featured on the concert, as will the phenomenal Irish instrumental trio, Changeling. This performance was tied to the organization’s tour of Ireland in June of 2018, and also featured two world premieres written by Timothy P. Cooper, the KCC’s 2017-2018 composer-in-residence. From the familiar Danny Boy to the lesser-known Paddy Works on the Railway, this concert was fun for all ages.
 To order CDs and DVDs of the performance, just go to and click on the KCC graphic and it will take you right to the order page.
Many thanks to our amazing resident photographer for his excellent photos of the event.
To see photos from the rehearsal, please click HERE.
To see photos from the Concert, please click HERE.

Who are we?


The Kettering Children’s Choir is a choral organization whose mission is to educate the talented young singers of the Miami Valley and build an appreciation for musical excellence.

Our vision is to be known throughout Ohio as a premier vocal ensemble and choral school, with structured musical training, high quality standards of artistic performance and music appreciation. Participation of a diverse population of talented school age singers is sought from throughout the Miami Valley region, offering opportunities for:

  • Growth in vocal technique
  • Experience and performance in ensemble choral singing at the highest artistic level
  • Exposure to multi-culture repertoire as well as established literature
  • Regional and international travel related to performance
  • The creation of a “singing heart” in each child

Upcoming Events


CHORUS - Kettering Mayor's Tree Lighting

6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
@ Lincoln Park Civic Commons
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CHORALE - Bach Society Concert

7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
@ Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church
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Holiday Concert Rehearsal

4:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church
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