Recordings & Resources from Previous NJCC Events

Social Media 202: Making Social Media Work for You, presented by Kenny Litvack (April 14, 2024)

Kenny Litvack, Marketing Manager for Princeton Pro Musica, discusses how cultivating your social media presence, strategy, and content can help accomplish a variety of organizational goals from recruitment to audience development. This isn’t Facebook 101! An in-depth discussion about what a social media strategy is, how to implement it, and why part of your budget should be dedicated to paying for social media advertising.

Download the presentation slides.

A transcript of the chat is included with the video description. You’ll see this only if you open the video directly in YouTube.

The ABCs of Grants webinar, presented by Sue Metz (January 14, 2024)

Learning to apply for grants for your chorus is like learning a foreign language – you have to know the vocabulary. NJCC President Sue Metz has applied for more than 50 grants (and won quite a few) and ran into some baffling terms along the way. In this workshop (video below), she explains more than 100 important terms that you need to know to make sense of grants.

Note: the explanation of public and private foundations was not correct. See the explanation at Nonprofit Basics.

The Aging Voice webinar, presented by Karen Brunssen (November 12, 2023)

The Aging Voice, November 12, 2023A presentation and interactive webinar by Karen Brunssen

• Professor of Voice, Co-Chair of Music Performance, Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University

• Past President, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

• American Academy of Teachers of Singing, Voice Foundation,

• Pan-American Vocology Association

• American Choral Directors Association

• Author of: The Evolving Singing Voice: Changes Across the Lifespan

At every age, exercising the singing voice increases the elasticity and coordination of breathing, the vocal tract, and the larynx.

Karen shared what “singing senior” voices need and strategic exercises that help, alongside realistic expectations.

Video below (1 hour, 52 minutes)

June 20, 2023 Big NJ Sing

The Big NJ Sing on June 20 featured Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Elegisher Gesang, and Hallelujah from Christ on The Mount of Olives. Our guest conductors were:

  • Alicia Brozovich, Artistic Director, The LOTUS Project, and Director of Cultural Initiatives, Jacobs Music
  • Janos Major, Director, St. Rose of Lima Choir, Freehold
  • Anne Matlack, Artistic Director, Harmonium Choral Society

March 26, 2023 Workshop - Maintaining A Healthy Voice

Presented by Lucy Fitz Gibbon 

All are welcome to download the resource list of websites recommended by the presenter.
A recording and handouts have been provided privately for NJ Choral Consortium and NY Choral Consortium members.

January 15, 2023 Workshop - Marketing Myths & Mistakes, presented by NJCC President Sue Metz

January 20, 2022 Workshop  –

Exploring Classical Choral Music by Black Composers

Presented by Vinroy D. Brown, Jr., with Ryan Brandau, Helen Vassallo Kernizan, and Matthew Zabiegala.  

April 11, 2021 Workshop – Online Auctions: The Do’s and Don’ts

Presented by Jamie Green, Monmouth Civic Chorus & Maryann McGuire, Rise Up Chorus

Workshop slides

January 24, 2021 Annual Meeting

Discussion of singing during pandemic & demo of NJCC Chorus Connection membership portal

November 22, 2020 Panel Discussion - Still Singing: NJ's Choral Community During COVID

Panel discussion video below


  • Patti D’Andrea, President, Monmouth Civic Chorus, and Organist/Music Director, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Neptune, NJ
  • Dr. Elayne R. Grossman, Conductor and Music Director, Sharim v’Sharot Foundation
  • Dr. Anne Matlack, Artistic Director, Harmonium Choral Society and President, NJ ACDA
  • Heather Mitchell, Artistic Director, Hopewell Valley Chorus
  • John J. Palatucci, Music Director, The Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus, and former board member and VP, NJCC