Youth Choir Workshop

Youth Choir Workshop

This is an introductory experience for children going in grades 1 through 6 in Fall of 2022. Children will have basic vocal instruction and be introduced to music reading while singing in a group. Enjoyable learning activities will be included every day for four days beginning July 18. The session will culminate in a performance for families on Day 4. If your child has ever expressed an interest in singing, this is a fun opportunity to explore this musical interest with other children. Classes will be led by veteran educators Lisa Eberman and Jackie Livesay.

Lisa Ebener, Instructor

Mrs. Lisa Ebener is currently in her tenth year as the third through fifth grade General Music Teacher for Northwest Community Schools in Jackson, MI.  She has been teaching music in public schools since 1998 after graduating from the Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education.  In that time, Mrs. Ebener has been the Elementary and Middle School vocal music teacher for Decatur County Schools in Bainbridge Georgia, Elementary Music teacher for the Florida State University Laboratory School in Tallahassee Florida, and Elementary Music teacher for Northwest Community Schools in Jackson Michigan. She has also completed a Master’s degree in music education from the Michigan State University.

Jackie Livesay, Instructor

Jackie Livesay holds a Bachelor of Music degree at Westminster Choir College and a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan. Both degrees are in Church Music with Organ as the principle instrument. She also obtained a Master of Arts in Education degree from Spring Arbor University.

Livesay currently is the Minister of Children’s Music and Organist at First United Methodist Church, Jackson, as well as serving as Orff Music Director at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson. She has directed Jackson Chorale Children’s Choir for the past five years.

Ms. Livesay is a retired Jackson Public Schools elementary music educator. She received the JPS Outstanding Elementary Educator Award in 2001. In addition to public school teaching and church music ministries, she has also taught pre-school music, college classes, and private organ and piano lessons.