Our Choir Program
The FCS Choral Music Program has a strong tradition of superior performances. It provides high quality, well-rounded music education and is rooted in classical music techniques. The choral music program includes three FCS senior high classes; the Patriot Ladies Choir, Mixed Concert Chorus, and the Honors Ladies’ Ensemble. The middle school program is divided into three separate classes; 6th, 7th and 8th grade. They perform as one choir called the Jubilation Middle School Chorus. Joyful Sound is our elementary choir with students from 3rd-5th grade. Genres of music performed include: classical (both sacred & secular), jazz, multi-cultural, spirituals, musical theater, barbershop, folk, patriotic, and pop. Choral/vocal activities include; Fall Showcase at Ronald Reagan Doral Senior High, ACDA State Honor Choirs, Disney’s Candlelight Processional, Merrick Festival Caroling Competition, FCS Choral Christmas Concert, FMEA All-State, FVA Music Performance Assessment in solo, ensemble and concert categories at the district and state levels, Green Light Group Tours New York, San Francisco and Nashville, Universal Studios Stars Competition, and the FCS Chorale Spring Concert.
Awards & Accolades
Grand Champions – Senior High Small Ensemble Carol Competition
1st place – Middle School Full Choir Caroling Competition
Florida ACDA Honor Choirs
FMEA All-State Choirs Participants
FVA District Music Performance Assessment
- Solo and Ensemble
- Patriot Ladies Ensemble – Superior
- Patriot Mixed Ensemble – Superior
- Patriot Honors Ladies Ensemble – Superior
- 8th Grade Ensemble – Excellent
- Jubilation Middle School – Straight Superiors
- Patriot Ladies Choir – Straight Superiors
- Patriot Mixed Choir – Straight Superiors
- Patriot Select Ladies – Straight Superiors / with Sight Reading Sup w Distinction
Greenlight Tours Performances
- Nashville – Senior High
- Universal – Middle School
Meet our Staff
Mrs. Stemmer is a graduate of Florida International University, certified in music, K-12, and holds a master’s degree in music education from Florida International University. She is a board-approved Florida Vocal Association adjudicator. She has served as Middle School Chair for the Florida Vocal Association and is currently the President-Elect. Mrs. Stemmer is in her 21st year as director of choral and vocal studies
at Florida Christian School. She has been honored to be a guest clinician in Miami-Dade, Santa Rosa, Escambia, Polk, Broward, and Okaloosa County Honors Choirs. She is a leader and vocalist in the worship ministry at Christ Fellowship Church in Palmetto Bay. Mrs. Stemmer is the wife of Scott and the proud mother of 15-year-old Charlie and 12-year-old Samuel. She is also a proud FCS alumnus.
Mr. Daniel Johnson is a Dade Christian Alumnus and attended Miami Dade College as a Music Major. He has previously taught at Music Tech Studios and teaches private lessons for Voice, Piano and Percussion. Mr. Johnson is part of the worship ministry at Christ Fellowship Church in Palmetto Bay. This is his second year as our FCS Choral Assistant.