Beginning with our youngest singers, God’s message of love and eternal life is delivered through music.
Our Treble Makers joyfully lift their little voices to God in praise and happiness. Treble Makers include children 3 and 4 years old and meet during their Sunday School class.
Treble Makers graduate into the Alleluia Chorus, and our elementary students learn the skills of singing and music reading while they sing anthems of their own as well as join with the Choral Union in joint choral presentations. These early experiences create wonderful memories of joyful musical events linked with the worship of God—thus building the foundation for a walk with Christ.
Rehearsals: Sunday morning during the 11 am service. Children will join their parents in worship until just before the sermon (around 11:40 am) and then go to Bldg. 4/Payne Cottage for rehearsal until 12:15 pm.
Contact director Jennifer Harvill for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the director
Jennifer Harvill has been active in music ministry since Kindergarten. She sang in children’s choir at the Luana Methodist Church in Luana, Iowa, and assumed the children’s choir accompanist role as a teenager at Community Presbyterian Church in Postville, Iowa. While in high school, Jennifer studied piano with a music professor at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, for two years. In addition to singing in church choirs, Jennifer sang with her elementary, middle school, and high school choirs and ensembles and played bass trombone in marching and symphonic bands.
Jennifer studied music education with emphases in voice and piano for two years at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she auditioned and became a member of the UNI Concert Chorale. Several years later, while employed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Jennifer completed her undergraduate degree in liberal arts and earned a Master of Public Administration degree at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
Jennifer came to First Church with six years’ experience as the children’s choir director/ accompanist at First Presbyterian Church – Austin and is now in her sixth year as our First Church Alleluia Chorus Children’s Choir Director. Jennifer was awarded her Certified Director of Young Singers (CDYS) professional designation for grades K – 8 upon graduation from the Choristers Guild Institute (CGI) at Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina, on July 26, 2014. CGI core faculty included Dr. C Michael Hawn, Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Dr. Kenney Potter, Wingate University, and Dr. Mark Patterson, Director of Music at Salisbury Presbyterian Church in Midlothian, Virginia. In January 2015, Jennifer began studying music ministry at Concordia University – Austin, with concentrations in piano and voice. She presented her senior recital with both piano and voice programs on February 18, 2017. Jennifer was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Music (music ministry specialization) Summa Cum Laude from Concordia University Texas on April 29, 2017.