Greater South Jersey Chorus

Frequently Asked Questions

Chorus Calendar

How do I get my chorus concerts, auditions, fundraisers, and other events onto the website Chorus Calendar page?

Log in to your Chorus Connection account and click Manage, then click Calendar, then click New Event. Enter the information and click Save. The event will appear on our website Chorus Calendar in about 24 hours. Your chorus must be a member of NJCC, and at least 1 person from your chorus must activate an individual account on our Chorus Connection portal. If you’re not sure if anyone from your chorus has activated an account, please email us.

What information about my chorus concerts and other events should I post?

DO: start with the name of your chorus and event title in the Name section; enter the date, time, and location; enter a short description and a website, email or phone number for tickets/information in the Info section.

DO NOT: enable RSVPs; include a performers' call time; list rehearsals or private events; list events by organizations that are not members of NJCC.

How do I change the information about an event already posted on the website Chorus Calendar?

Log in to your Chorus Connection account and click Calendar. Click the event you want to change and click Edit. Make the changes and click Save. If you want to delete the event completely, click Delete. Event listings can be updated at any time. The changes will appear on our website Chorus Calendar in about 24 hours. Please do not update an event for a chorus you do not represent.

How do I get my chorus fundraising events onto the NJCC website?

The Chorus Calendar will list all types of member events that are open to the public, paid or free of charge, virtual or live, such as concerts, auditions, fundraisers, seminars, and open sings. Please do not post invitation-only events that are just for your chorus members, alumni, families, subscribers, or donors.

How do I get virtual events onto the NJCC website?

If your member chorus is holding virtual events on specific dates, you can log in to your Chorus Connection account and post them on the Calendar. They will appear on our website Chorus Calendar automatically in about 24 hours. On-demand virtual resources without specific dates will not appear on our website, but you can post a notice on the Chorus Connection Bulletin Board. We’ll copy and paste Chorus Connection Calendar events and relevant Bulletin Board posts to our newsletter.

How do I get my chorus auditions onto the NJCC website?

If your member chorus is holding auditions or other singer recruitment events on specific dates, you can log in to your Chorus Connection account and post them on the Calendar. They will appear on our website Chorus Calendar automatically in about 24 hours. Auditions that are ongoing without specific dates will not appear on our website, but you can post a notice on the Chorus Connection Bulletin Board. We’ll copy and paste Chorus Connection Calendar events and relevant Bulletin Board posts to our newsletter.

How do I get my chorus events and notices into the NJCC newsletter?

The events and notices in our newsletter are copied and pasted from Chorus Connection. All upcoming member events posted on our Chorus Connection Calendar will appear in our newsletter. Member notices posted on our Chorus Connection Bulletin Board will appear in our newsletter if relevant to readers other than NJCC members. We email our newsletter 5 or 6 times a year; the specific publication dates are subject to change.

Membership

How do I find out if my chorus is a member of NJCC?

Look at our Member Choruses page. If the chorus is listed there, it’s a member.

How do I change the information for my chorus on the Member Choruses page?

Please email us if any changes are needed to your chorus name, website/social media link, or county.

Who can be a member of NJCC?

All choruses located in NJ are invited, as well as other musical organizations and interested individuals. All musical missions and genres are welcome. Member choruses may be small or large; auditioned or not; professional, semi-professional, or amateur; adults, youth, or multi-generational; men’s women’s, or multi-gender; independent or affiliated with a congregation, school, or arts organization.

How can my chorus join NJCC?

Join online or by mailing a check; first-year organizational dues are $25 – half price. If you’re coming to one of our events, you may bring your membership check with you. If you mail or bring a check, please enclose your membership form with your payment so we know which chorus you’re paying for. We’ll add your chorus to the Member Choruses page on our website, and send you a link to start your Chorus Connection account.

How much does it cost to be a member of NJCC?

$50 per year per chorus. First-year membership is $25. Individual members are $25, for those who wish to join but are not in a chorus in NJ. Join online or mail a check with your membership form to NJ Choral Consortium, PO Box 6161, Somerset NJ 08875-6161.

Can I pay NJCC dues or workshop registration fees online if I don’t have a PayPal account?

Yes. Click the applicable link on our website and choose Check Out as Guest. You may use a credit or debit card, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Can I pay NJCC dues myself if my chorus doesn’t have a business credit card or checking account?

Yes. You can use your individual credit card or mail us a check and ask your chorus for reimbursement if you wish. Just be sure to enclose our membership form so we know which chorus you’re paying for.

When does my NJCC membership expire?

All memberships are valid for a calendar year. Renewal notices are emailed in January. New members may join at any time.

What do NJCC membership dues pay for?

We use membership dues to subsidize the operational costs of maintaining our website and hosting free events when we can. Membership entitles your chorus to:

  • list your chorus on our Member Choruses page with a link to your website or social media.
  • post your events and notices on our Chorus Connection portal
  • have your events automatically flow from our Chorus Connection Calendar to our website Chorus Calendar
  • have your upcoming events and relevant notices listed in our newsletter
  • have your upcoming events and relevant notices shared on our Facebook page after they’re posted on your chorus Facebook page.
  • receive free or discounted admission to our events for all members of your chorus.

Chorus Connection

Why does NJCC have both a website and a Chorus Connection membership portal?

We use our website for the general public to learn about choruses in NJ, and for our members and potential new members to learn more about us. We use our Chorus Connection membership portal for NJCC members to communicate privately with each other, to post events for our website Chorus Calendar, and to post notices for our newsletter.

 

How do I activate an account on the NJCC Chorus Connection portal?

If you represent a member chorus, email us and we’ll send you an individual link. This account is free of charge and does not obligate your chorus to purchase services from Chorus Connection.

How do I create an account for my chorus on the NJCC Chorus Connection portal?

The accounts on the NJCC Chorus Connection portal are for individuals representing the chorus, not for the chorus as an organization. Each chorus can have several representatives with individual accounts on Chorus Connection. If you want to create an individual account for yourself, please email us. If you want to give your login and password to others in your chorus to share your account, you may do so, but only one person at a time can use it.

How do I change the information in my account on the NJCC Chorus Connection portal?

If you want to make changes to your own individual Chorus Connection account, you can do that yourself by logging into Chorus Connection and clicking My Account. If you want to change someone else’s account, contact that person; you can only change your own account. If you want to change or inactivate an account for someone who is no longer involved with your chorus, please email us.

How much does Chorus Connection cost?

Chorus Connection provides free accounts only to choral consortia such as NJCC. Your chorus’s NJCC membership dues allow your chorus representatives to use Chorus Connection free of charge only for purposes related to NJCC. Some choruses choose to use Chorus Connection to manage information about their own membership. The cost to the chorus depends on the size of the chorus. NJCC does not promote or sell chorus accounts for Chorus Connection or any other software.

Do I need 2 different logins and passwords, 1 for the NJCC website and another for Chorus Connection? Or 1 for my chorus account on Chorus Connection and another for my account on the NJCC Chorus Connection portal?

No. There is no login or password for the NJCC website, only for our Chorus Connection portal. If your chorus has set up Chorus Connection accounts for its members and you also have an account on our Chorus Connection portal, you will use the same login and password for both, but you will have 2 different profiles. After logging in to Chorus Connection, you can switch from one account to the other by clicking the Chorus Connection logo.

Administration

How do I contact NJCC?

As an all-volunteer organization, we don’t have an office location or phone. Please contact us by email. If you'd like to talk by phone, we'd be happy to set up a call with a board member.

How do I suggest a future NJCC event?

Please email us if you’d like to suggest an event we could offer in the future. We’re interested in your recommendations for workshop topics and presenters, open sing repertoire and conductors, and event locations. We’ll be happy to hear from you.

What do NJCC board members do?

Our board members do all our administrative work: planning and running our workshops and open sings, marketing our events, updating our website and Facebook page, communicating with our members, writing and sending our newsletter, and more.

How much time do NJCC board members contribute?

Board Members At Large volunteer a few hours a month for NJCC. The President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer volunteer a few hours a week.

What is the term of office for NJCC board members?

Board Members serve for two years, with no term limits.

Do NJCC board members have to be in a chorus or live in NJ?

No. If you’re interested in choral music in NJ and willing to help, you’re qualified.

Do board members have to contribute money to NJCC?

No. Donations are encouraged but not required.

Can I sit in on a board meeting without joining the NJCC board?

Yes. Any member can sit in on a board meeting. The board meets monthly except in summer. Most board meetings are by teleconference. Email us if you’d like to participate.

How do I join the NJCC board or assist NJCC board members?

Please email us if you’re considering joining or assisting our board. We’ll be happy to have you, whatever your skills, interests, and available time. You can assist our board members virtually or in person, without having to join the board.