New Children’s Chorus starts in fall, Call for auditions

By Gloria Burns….

Jamie Perez Sutta

A new children’s chorus is starting this fall in Miami under the direction of Jamie Sutta.

Jamie Perez Sutta, founder and artistic director of The Children’s VOICE Chorusof Miami, earned her Bachelor’s degree in choral music education from Florida State University and a Master’s in vocal jazz performance from the University of Miami. Currently the director of choral activities at Old Cutler Presbyterian, Sutta’s teaching career began in Orlando, where she directed choirs at Ocoee Middle School and her four choral groups received superior ratings for four consecutive years at the Florida Vocal Association’s Music Performance Assessments. While at Ocoee Middle, her choirs were also selected to perform at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

Sutta most recently served as an adjunct professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University where she gave voice instruction and directed a vocal jazz ensemble. In addition, she founded and directed a children’s chorus in the preparatory department.

As a performer, Sutta worked nationally and internationally as a Jazz and Contemporary vocalist. She was featured as a soloist in a concert with Ellis Marsalis. Last year, her work in the music video Gotta Keep Reading was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show. She has also had the opportunity to work with Billy Taylor, William Warfield, Carmen Lundy, Tierney Sutton, Nicole Yarling and Wendy Pederson.

The Children’s VOICE Chorus invites boys and girls 8-12 years old who love to sing to participate. Young singers will learn to read music and improve vocal technique while performing the highest quality choral literature. Weekly rehearsals begin in September at Old Cutler Presbyterian church in Palmetto Bay.

Auditions are by appointment. Each audition will be 5-10 minutes duration. Singers interested in joining are asked to complete and bring the audition registration form (found online at <www.childrensvoicechorus.org> along with a $25 registration fee to their audition.

For more information, email <info@childrensvoicechorus.org> or call 786-216-7003.


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Gloria Burns
A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Burns' volunteer activities led her to become a columnist writing Gloria’s Gab, a column that focuses on the non-profit activity. Burns was Executive Director of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee for 6 years and then served as the first Executive Director of Coral Gables Community Foundation for 14 years after which she helped the emerging Community Foundation of Pinecrest. Active in many non profits, she received the 2015-16 President's Best Member Award from the GFWC Coral Gables Woman's Club, 2012-13 CGWC Leadership Award, 2012-2013 Rotarian of the Year Award as RCCG Public Relations Chair and Fund raising Co-Chair, 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and honored by the City of Doral as one of their first recipients for the Doralian Women's Award. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education; helps coordinate charity partners for the Westin Colonnade's Annual Give Kids the World Breakfast; serves on the board of directors of Doral Business Council; is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club; serves the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and is Publicity Chair; and is a member of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee. Gloria is also an active member of the Music Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where sings sings in the choir. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

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