Voices Rock! welcomes everyone, whether you’re a seasoned singer or have never performed in your life and finally want to take the leap.
Rehearsal cycles run for ten weeks and culminate in a performance at the end of the session.
Voices Rock has four Denver locations (three adult and one youth choir )to choose from! Check out our Join Now page for locations, dates, and times.
Can’t attend every rehearsal? No problem! We provide Drop Box recordings for you to listen to at your convenience. Once you are a member and the session begins, you will receive access to our Member portal where you will find everything you need for fun and successful session!
The goal of Voices Rock is to build community, and we provide several social opportunities outside of rehearsal for our awesome singers to get to know each other and have fun. We also strive to help our community through charity and several outreach performances each year. Check out our Events Calendar to see upcoming events!
Reasons to Join
- You love to sing!
- It’s yoga for the brain
- You get to meet new people
- You’ll learn more about music
- We create and build community
- We get to do something meaningful together
- Everyone has a voice and a right to sing! Music is good for the soul.
- It’s so much fun!
Before You Come
- Stay up-to-date with our email communications
- Listen to the recordings of our current songs on Dropbox!
- Leave all your cares at the door and get ready to sing your heart out!
What to Bring
- Feel free to bring in a bottle or box of wine!
- Help the planet – bring a reusable cup!
- A pencil and/or highlighter
- You might want a binder or folder to keep your music organized
Meet the Team
Musical and Creative Director Jill has taught choral and general music for twenty six years in Atlanta and Denver where she has directed multiple award-winning choirs. In Denver, Jill taught music at Stanley British Primary school for eleven years where she directed 150 children in her 3-4-5 choir as well as vocal ensembles in the middle school. She has co-directed multiple musical theatre productions at Stanley as well as the Kent Denver summer arts program. She brings tremendous energy and enthusiasm to all of her musical direction and performances. Jill spent two years with the international performing group, Up With People, including a year as the vocal coach on their staff. Jill has been singing professionally in Athens and Atlanta, Georgia and throughout Denver for the past twenty-six years. As the co-founder and musical director of Voices Rock, Jill has built and led our 200 plus member choir and directs the Voices Rock Flagship choir in Park Hill and our smaller performance group, the Supplementals. With performances from Red Rocks to Ted Talks, she has established herself as one of the premier choir directors in the area. Jill maintains a private voice studio for singers of all ages. She holds a degree in music education/voice concentration from the University of Georgia.
Betsy has worked in the film and television industry for the last twenty-five years. Betsy brings a wealth of organizational knowledge and passion to all of her creative pursuits. Currently a partner at Unreal Media, she has spent most of her career at Starz, Ovation, Animal Planet, and High Noon Entertainment. In 2005 she founded Challenge Denver, a nonprofit dedicated to forging connection between youth and their communities. She currently chairs the board of SeriesFest. Betsy has published a YA novel for Dutton and is finishing her first adult novel, My Life on the Stage. She holds an undergraduate degree from Barnard College, a Master’s in Social Work from Hunter College, and an MFA in Screenwriting & Television from Stephens College. Betsy fell in love with choir while living in London and singing with local choirs.
Anna Kaye is a car and shower singer and has a long history of bringing people, resources, and ideas together. Originally from NYC, Anna holds a B.A. from Brandeis University and a Master of Social Work from Columbia University. Anna’s career began at the NYC Division of AIDS services (DAS) at the inception of the AIDS epidemic where she worked with people living with HIV and AIDS, helping them connect to available housing, social and financial services. Seeing hundreds of parents leaving children behind following their deaths, Anna assisted with the opening of The Family Center in NYC where she served as the Director of Development raising funds to assist parents with AIDS and cancer living below the poverty line with the process of creating legalized custody plans. Anna served as the founding executive director of The Reading Education Foundation and has held executive positions in development at the Ad Council, the American Foundation for AIDS Research and United Way. Anna has been singing with Voices Rock for four years and can’t remember a single day since she walked into the first rehearsal that Voices Rock hasn’t been on her mind and in her heart!
Diane has been based in the Denver area since 2017. Previous to her Denver move Diane was involved with the performing arts & educational travel program, Up with People! With them she was a participant for 6 months, a promotion representative for 1 year, vocal instructor for 4 years & show manager for 2 years. Prior to her global experience Diane was raised singing since the age of 7 when her mom had her join the local church choir & she hasn’t stopped since! After extensive experience with the Houston Children’s Chorus, as well as high school choirs & musicals, Diane continued her studies at The University of Oklahoma where she received her Bachelors in Music Education in Voice. Diane is in her first year of teaching music & drama at KIPP Denver Collegiate High school. She can also be found singing with a tribute band called Stone Beat Invasion!
A recent Denver transplant from NYC, Caleb has an extensive background in theater and church music direction. Educated at The Juilliard School of Music in New York City, Caleb worked with the 6-time Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. Prior to that, he spent 6 years in Nashville, writing, recording and producing. Caleb is enjoying the refreshingly slower pace of Denver. He is loving the breweries, the coffee, the mountains and has taken up gardening which he loves (Minus the Japanese Beetles…) and feels has been good for his soul. Caleb is thrilled to be directing a new branch of Voices Rock and is excited to be rehearsing at the amazing Carla Madison Recreation Center!
Joe Mondragon is a Denver based professional musician with a decade of teaching experience and 15 years experience as multi instrumentalist. He has received vocal instruction at both Pepperdine University, where he studied musical theater, as well as UCDenver where he received his BA in music industries studies. He has been teaching groups and choirs with an emphasis on performance and vocal technique with music schools like Performance High, Wholebody Singing, and Neighborhood Music.
Joe’s musical projects have included groups who have been featured on KTCL Channel 93.3 as well as playing sold out shows around the Denver Metro area. Groups of his include Creature Canopy, Rocket Surgeons and The Man Cubs. He specializes in performance and songwriting being signed to Consonant Productions Publishing and playing in multiple bands around Denver. He loves to teach and goes the extra mile to make sure each choral member is succeeding and thriving in whatever vocal pursuit they endear themselves to.
Vail’s choir is led by Don Watson, a recording artist and composer who has performed at Sydney Opera House, Red Rocks, and Caesar’s Palace. His extensive work experience includes television, teaching, and longtime aprés ski performances. Don has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from State University of New York at Oswego, and coaches what is now a nationally recognized fencing club.