Who We Are
About the Director
Jennie Nolan received a Bachelor of Music degree in Choral Music from Biola University and is Kodaly-certified. She formerly directed the San Diego Children's Choir and has led various church choirs in addition to teaching band, classroom music, choral music, and English.
Jennifer currently sings in the Pittsburgh Camerata, directs choral activities at View Crest Church, teaches music to 3rd through 6th graders at Blackburn Study Center, and gives private voice lessons in the greater Pittsburgh area. She is also an avid distance runner and knitter when time permits.
Meet the Board
Melanie Catana, President
Director of Choral Music, Waynesburg University
David Caldwell, Vice President
Retired Art Teacher, Canon-Mac School District
Associate Professor of Music, Percussion Department Director, WVU
Andy Foulke, Treasurer
Senior Software Engineer, Smith Micro
Why We Make Music
The SHCC is committed to enriching the lives of children from all backgrounds and, as such, strives to represent the diversity of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s youth. We embrace the ideals of musical excellence, beauty, goodness, and truth.
The SHCC is a music performance and education program for children and youth that emphasizes the development of musical skills and understanding. Singing, as a powerful means of expression, is the major focus of the SHCC musical experience. We hope this experience will form the foundation of a life-long relationship with music for the singers and their families.
Currently our program is divided into two main choirs: Canticle, our newcomer group for ages 8-10, and Concordia, the Intermediate Choir for ages 11-15. We also have a touring group, Chorale, that requires a further audition. This group is selected from the Concordia choir and requires a more serious commitment, but has the opportunity to sing at special venues throughout the year.
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