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Artistic Team

Our Artistic Team is the face of our Community. They are the hands that shape our music, the ears that tune our sound, and the voices that speak our mission. 


Founder & Artistic Director | Adult Chorus Director

Matthew J. LaPine

Matthew J. LaPine is an active performer, educator, conductor, and composer in central New Jersey (read more...)

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Adult Chorus Collaborative Pianist

Florence Simons

Pianist Florence Simons enjoys a varied career as a piano teacher, accompanist, music director and performer. Her love of piano (read more...)

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Soprano Coach

Jennifer Jenkins

After receiving her B.A. from Montclair State University, Jennifer Jenkins has been a vocal and general music teacher for (read more...)

Alex Minter

Tenor Coach

Alexander Minter

Alexander Minter is the Director of Vocal Music at Ewing High School in Ewing, New Jersey. Here he directs 2 curricular choirs (read more...)


Youth Chorus Director

Helen V. Kernizan

Ms. Helen Kernizan is the Youth Chorus director with Rise Up Chorus. Her biggest passion is educating young people to (read more...)


Youth Chorus Collaborative Pianist

Hannah Han

Hannah Han is a pianist with over 20 years of piano teaching experience. Ms. Han earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano (read more...)


Alto Coach

Elizabeth Amory-Teutsch

Elizabeth Amory-Teutsch earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey (read more...)

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Bass Coach

Nicolas Noa

Nicolas Noa received his bachelor's of music from Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts where he studied vocal music (read more...)

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