Dear Applicant: 

Jubilation was organized in 1998, under the auspices of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The choir is committed to educating the public, and its young people, about the origin and performance of African American Sacred Music. 

Jubilation choir members are auditioned voices, possessing a love for singing, and the Performing Arts. As of 2014, we have awarded over $12,000.00 in Scholarships. The fallen members listed below provided a rich cultural contribution, and a continuing spirit that will never die. The scholarship is awarded in their honor. 


  • Louise Bethune (alto)

  • Beverly Byron (alto)

  • Anthony Darby (tenor)
  • Ruth Dargan (tenor)
  • David Davis (male alto)

  • Donna Franklin (soprano)
  • Gwen Nelson Fleming (alto)
  • Rev. W. C. Hall (Spiritual Advisor)
  • Essie Harris (alto)

  • Tanya Harris (soprano)
  • Rev. Dr. William C. Hall (spiritual Advisor)
  • Cyndi Hines (soprano)
  • Joyce (J.J.) Jones (tenor)
  • Robert Jefferson (artist assistant)
  • April Loi Knight (alto)
  • Lois McPherson (soprano)
  • Pearl T. Minatee (honorary member)

  • Rita Owens (soprano)
  • William L. Pearson III (tenor)
  • Isadell Riley (soprano)
  • Rev. Dr. Lawrence C Roberts (Spiritual Advisor)
  • Shirley Smith-Clax (soprano)
  • Elder Charles A. Stewart (Asst. Director/tenor)
  • The Honorable Donald K. Tucker (charter member)

  • Juanzel Rennick (tenor)

  • Ruth Walden (soprano)

  • Esther Williams (soprano)

Blessings, 

Rev. Dr. Stefanie R. Minatee, Artistic Director 

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Jubilation Scholarship Guidelines 2019