Mentor Director: Jens Oliva
Originally from Miami, Florida, Jens brings many years of professional to the Community Chorus of Palm Coast. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Belhaven College in Jackson, MS and a Master of Music Education degree from Jackson State University.
He is currently the Chorus Director at Matanzas High School where his choirs have performed for the community, with Disney, and with the Community Chorus of Palm Coast. Jens also directed the music of Putnam County's 25th Annual Spelling Bee and Sweeney Todd at Matanzas High School. Jens has been a member of the CCPC since 2015.
Before moving to Palm Coast, Jens began working in the Jackson, Mississippi public schools teaching strings and chorus. He was selected in 1996 as choir director of the year from the Mississippi High School Activities Association. While teaching in Mississippi for 16 years, his various choirs received numerous state superior ratings and received superior ratings at the national level in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, St. Louis, and New Orleans..