KCC ChoralFest2018

The Kettering Children’s Choir ChoralFest2018! was held at the Wright State University’s Creative Arts Center on May 5, 2018.  Singers from the Columbus International Choir, the Athens Children’s Choir and the Lancaster Lyric Youth Chorale joined the KCC Chorale singers for a day of music and fellowship.
The ChoralFest2018! featured Daniel LeJeune, the Middle School choral director at the Blake School in Hopkins, MN. His choirs have performed several state, regional and national professional music conferences and has directed numerous festival and honors choirs.

Introducing Timothy Cooper - KCC's Composer in Residence

West Virginia native Timothy P. Cooper is a composer of choral and instrumental music. His works have received honors and performances from numerous organizations, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the College Music Society, and numerous university and community groups. He received a bachelor’s degree in composition from West Virginia University and a master’s in composition from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where he also received a graduate certificate in music theory pedagogy. Tim is currently working toward a D.M.A. in composition at The Hartt School, University of Hartford, for which his dissertation will be an extended setting of the Missa Pro Pace, or “Mass for Peace.” Tim works in the music publishing department of The Lorenz Corporation in Dayton, and lives nearby in Springboro with his wife Pam and daughter Larkin. He is a member of ASCAP and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.


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 tomsuttman.com 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.


The Kettering Children’s Choir announces its 2nd annual summer children’s choir festival!

The KCC Summer Sing! is a choral festival for young singers ages 8–18 open to all
existing KCC singers and to students from schools throughout the Miami Valley.
Led by artistic directors Mark and Jennifer Jauss and the incredible KCC staff, this
two day festival will take place within the creative arts building on the campus of
Wright State University. Singers will be introduced to a wide variety of music,
musicianship skills, and music games, culminating in a “showcase”concert on
Sunday for families, teachers, and community members.
Important details:
Dates: Aug. 4-5, 2018
Location: Wright State University
Registration deadlineJuly 20
Singers must be recommended by their school music teachers
Cost is $35 per singer, which can be applied to KCC tuition for the 2018-2019 season
No preparation is required on the part of singers/teachers. Music will be handed out at the first rehearsals.
For festival forms and/or more information, please email us at ketteringcc@gmail.com

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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