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Jack Senzig

Location: Wisconsin, USA
     Jack is the owner/editor of the Composers of Choral Music Community on ChoralNet.  He created and administers the Composition Showcase (a little marketplace of new music), and usually authors the Composer of the Month blog series. He authors a weekly collumn on ChoralBlog titled Composition Showcase.  Although Jack's current focus is with children's choirs, he is an experienced high school, community choir and church choir director as well.  He is dedicated to serving the choral art for singers of all ages and all levels.
      Jack Senzig is the Executive Director of Our Musical Life Inc., a community music organization that has grown out of his efforts with the Gifford Children's Choir. This organization launched July 2012 with the Children's Choir of teh Internet, Treble Corps. and the Racine Community Choir.  He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Children's Choir of teh Internet.
      Jack has carved a niche for himself in the choral world.  His groups specialize in internet memes, video game songs and internet culture.   His choirs have received almost 3 million views from over 200 countries. 
       Jack is an avid supporter of the creation of new music and has found funding for many commissions.  He also runs a repertoire sharing site called choirbragblog (For sharing choral repertoire through categorized YouTube videos).
       Jack's latest video production is of an original song he wrote for the game Minecraft and is performed by Children's Choir of teh Internet.

      The selection below is of his choir's cover of the meme Trololo.  Jack and his international creative team took a Russian song without words and turned it into a Christmas classic.  For more information see his blog for the choir here.
 
 
 
The Gifford Children's Choir is a wonderful group of children from Gifford Elementary School, Racine, WI that has done some truly amazing things.  Their signature piece was a video performance of the Jonathan Coulton Song Still Alive from the video game Portal.  The video achieved 99% popularity and many YouTube honors.  The choir became known for their precoscious sense of humor.  Here is their own video remake of their successful Still Alive Video.
 
 
     For those who clicked on the video above, if you have never been Rick Rolled before, we are glad to have introduced you to the phenomenon.  Premieres by the Gifford Children's Choir include three pieces by Harvey Sollberger of Strawberry Point, IA that they performed at the 2010 WCDA convention in Eau Claire, WI.  
      To kick off the concept of Senzig's new community music program Our Musical Life, children from all over Racine descended on the local skating rink for a Flash Mob Thank-you for Veterans in November of 2011.
 
 
Our Musical Life produced a video of Jack's former elementary school choir AppleChor.   It was a cover of Chemicals Collide by the indie band Cloud Cult.  The performance involved the audience in creating the sounds of a rainstorm followed by the children singing with a local band "Above the Fold."  The children received an invitation to sing on Cloud Cult's new album "Love."  Many AppleChor members and members of the Gifford Children's Choir have joined The Children's Choir of teh Internet to make the recording and to record a fan song video for the game Minecraft.  Cloud Cult's Album is available from the band's website.  The song they sang on is the last track.
 
 
Children's Choir of teh Internet has grown to include a second director, Mr. Timothy Keith Griffin jr. and has produced some really cool videos.  Here are the kids singing the original Pokemon Theme song including costumes and special effects.
 
 
Jack Senzig teaches vocal music at Gifford Elementary School in Racine, WI where he directs the Caiman Chorus and co-directs The Gifford Children's Choir and Cadence Choir with his teaching partner Timothy Keith Griffin Jr. 
 
Jack has become a resource for others on internet usage by public employees following a political cyberbullying campaign waged against him.  If you have read negative things online, remember, not everything you read on the internet is true.  If interested, here is his response to the political cyber-bullies.  Bonjour!
 
 
   
 
 
 
 

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