Our Director of Music Ministries, Jane Christeson joined FPCD in February 2016 after 20 years as Choir Director for Port Orange Presbyterian Church. She has been overheard saying "I love my new church family!" Jane received a degree in piano performance from the University of Alabama before receiving a Graduate Council Fellowship to complete a master of music degree in vocal performance with Edward White as her principal teacher. Since then she has had a varied career in opera, music theater, oratorio and recital work, performing over forty roles with companies and orchestras around the United States. As a full professor at Stetson University, Jane maintains a voice studio and teaches courses in song and opera literature. She recently performed as mezzo soloist in a televised performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the combined choruses and orchestra of UCF. In 2014 she was featured soloist at the Caen Cathedral in France with the Baylor University Concert Chorale in the Durufle Requiem in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion, which she had previously recorded for Clear Note Publications. She has recorded several CD's for Clear Note, including Janacek's "The Diary of One Who Vanished" as well as a solo CD with Michael Rickman featuring songs and chamber music of Johannes Brahms. She edited two volumes of the songs of Venezuelan composer Inocente Carreno, now available through Clear Note and other musical outlets. To read Jane's entire bio go to http://stetson.edu/other/faculty/profiles/jane-christeson.php, which is linked to the Stetson University website. Jane has been married to husband and fellow musician/professor Norton for 37 years; he currently serves as Music Director of Westminster by the Sea Presbyterian Church. They have two sons who are Stetson graduates: Jesse, who is the principle cellist of the Mississippi Symphony (and soon moving to Boston) and Jordan, who is pursuing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Adler School in Chicago.