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..
Intern Director: Noah Wagar
With his charismatic presence, powerful interpretations and dedication to musical integrity, Noah Wagar is attracting attention as one of the most promising undergraduate conductors of his generation.
Currently a Junior at Stetson University, Wagar is working to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Although having conducted many choral and orchestral works in the past, “Celestial Voices” was his inaugural
concert as a full-time choir director and conductor.
of his larger repertoire includes Joy, Joy, Joy by David Clydesdale and Handel’s Messiah.
An acclaimed musician, Wagar not only excels in his conducting musicality but also in his singing career. He holds awards from the National Association for Teachers
of Singing (NATS) for his solo performances including Finals in Classical singing, 3rd in Musical Theatre singing, and 2nd in Classical singing.