Myrtice Jackson Collins

Gospel Vocals JSU Gospel Choir

Born: 1946 Anniston, AL

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Jacksonville State University

The JSU Gospel Choir, under the direction of Myrtice Collins. Performing inspirational music in the African-American tradition, the JSU Gospel choir enjoys large numbers as well as a dedicated church following. The Gospel Choir has toured all over the nation and has appeared on the Bobby Jones Gospel Hour several times. Under the direction of Dr. Collins, the Gospel Choir has been known to inspire and move audiences everywhere in the USA.


JACKSONVILLE -- February 20, 2001 -- Jacksonille State University's Gospel Choir has been heard around the world. They have been taped for Black Entertainment Television (BET) at locations in Walt Disney World, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Most recently, they performed at City Stages in Birmingham. The 110-member choir is under the direction of Dr. Myrtice Collins, Assistant Professor of Music at JSU.

On Sunday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m., the Gospel Choir will be featured inKaleidoscope, "A Festival of the Arts." Kaleidoscope is JSU's annual arts festival that features art, music, drama and other talents.

The choir will sing in Leone Cole Auditorium at JSU. They will perform some of their most requested songs, such as "Healing" and "America."

Rita Allen will also be performing with the Southside Choir and Etowah Live of Rainbow City. Allen is a student of Dr. Collins. But she is now teaching choirs of her own. Allen has combined the talents of these two choirs for the performance atKaleidoscope.

For more information about JSU Gospel Choir and scholarship opportunities, contact Dr. Collins at 256-782-5545.



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