The New World Singers of Columbus Children’s Choir
Praised as “rare, radiant, and beautiful” by composer Nick Page, the New World Singers of Columbus Children’s Choir are no strangers to the public arena.
Conducted by Artistic Director Jeanne Wohlgamuth and comprising students in sixth through twelfth grade, the New World Singers possess the technique and artistry to perform with word-class ensembles.
Columbus Children’s Choir has had the honor of performing in some of the most prestigious national venues, including the White House.
On the international stage, the New World Singers have performed in Germany, Russia, Italy, France, Canada, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, and Spain.
In June 2014, they took the stage at the prestigious Granada International Festival of Music and Dance.
During the summer of 2017 the New World Singers traveled to Austria and Hungary where they engaged in a collaboration/concert with the Vienna Boy’s Choir and served as a demonstration/performance choir for the 29th International Kodály Choral Symposium. New World Singers were honored to join the Columbus Youth Symphony Orchestra for a joint concert at Carnegie Hall, June 2018.
In 2010, 2019, and 2021 they were awarded first place in The American Prize in Choral Performance, youth choir division. They are the proud winners of their division in the 2021 Rimini International Choral Competition.
The women of the ensemble were honored to win their division and the Gran Prix at the 2021 Ramini International Choral Competition.
JEANNE WOHLGAMUTH, Director
Since beginning her tenure as Columbus Children’s Choir artistic director in the spring of 2011, Jeanne has paved the way for a new and exciting era of the organization and has expanded community engagement efforts to make Columbus Children’s Choir a point of pride for our city.
Ms. Wohlgamuth’s passion lies in developing music literacy in her singers.
She has presented workshops on developing sight-reading in the choral rehearsal for the Ohio Choral Directors Association, the Midwest Kodály Music Educator’s Conference, The Ohio State University, Capital University, Columbus City Schools, the Tri-City Kodály Music Educators, and The Ohio Music Educator’s Association.
Ms. Wohlgamuth currently serves as president-elect for the Ohio Choral Directors Association (OCDA) and vocal affairs chair for the Ohio Music Education Association.
She has served as the national children’s choir coordinator and secretary for the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE), treasurer for the Tri-City Kodály Music Educators (TRIKE), creative affairs chair for the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA), secondary choral advisor for the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE), and the community children’s choir repertoire and resources chair for the Ohio Choral Directors Association (OCDA).
Ms. Wohlgamuth is the proud recipient of the 2021 Best Conductor, Rimini International Choral Competition, 2021 Professor Beneta Vicheva International Conductor’s Mastery Award, 2020 National Teacher of the Year from the Organization of Kodaly Music Educators, Teacher of the Year award at Dublin Jerome High School, Karrer Middle School, Wright Elementary, and Bowen Elementary School in Kentwood, Michigan. She was also honored with the Golden Shamrock Award for Excellence in Education from Dublin City Schools and the Community Champion Award given by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.