Santa Rosa Children's Choral Academy

Guest Artist

The Santa Rosa Children’s Choral Academy (originally the Santa Rosa Children’s Chorus) was founded in 1984 by Juelle Hinman to create a professional level, nondenominational chorus for Sonoma County children. During the first year and a half, the Chorus performed nineteen concerts for churches, schools, local organizations and private gatherings. Carol Menke has been on the staff of the Chorus almost since its inception, and assumed the overall artistic leadership in 1992.

The SRCCA has performed with the Santa Rosa Symphony, Sonoma County Bach Choir, Ballet California’s production of The Nutcracker and with the Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus. Annual tours have taken the Concert Group singers to Los Angeles, the Gold Country, Monterey Bay, Seattle and British Columbia. In 1998, the Concert Group choristers went on a concert tour to Italy, giving concerts in Rome, Florence and Venice, singing a mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. They toured Germany and Austria in 2003. Since the group’s 2016 concert tour to Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic, it received a $10,000 donation to help fund future tours. In 2017, to better reflect the depth of its music education program, the organization changed its name to the Santa Rosa Children’s Choral Academy.

Santa Rosa Children's Choral Academy group