Geralyn Keely | Artistic Director


It is with great anticipation that I accept the position of Artistic Director of the New Jersey State Children’s Chorus.  I am anxious to meet our young singers, feel their energy, explore their talents, and allow them to experience the magic of choral music. To give them the gifts that were given to me as a young singer—the skills and opportunity to sing quality music.  Singing in a choir is a life changing experience.  It is a passageway to a higher dimension.  It is an opportunity not only to discover the beauty of one’s own voice but to understand how one voice becomes an integral part of a much greater experience.  It is an experience of belonging, teamwork, beauty, and joy.  As Artistic Director I will always provide each child with a positive musical experience that will include expert vocal development, quality choral music, encouragement and most importantly, respect for the unique soul of every young singer. Every voice makes a difference!

Dr. Nadezhda Christova | Accompanist/Chorus Manager

Born and raised in Bulgaria, Dr. Nadezhda (Nadia) Christova has been studying and performing piano since the age of six. She recently completed her doctoral studies at the University of Maryland, College Park under the tutelage of the renowned pianist and pedagogue Rita Sloan.

A devotee of choral music for adults and children, Nadia has accompanied the University of Maryland Concert Choir and the Washington Sängerbund, the oldest German singing society in the Washington DC area. She is presently working with the Brooklyn (NY) Youth Chorus as well as the Collegiate School and the National Children’s Chorus (both in NY, NY). Nadia is currently on the faculty of the Jubilee Enrichment Program in Manhattan’s Chinatown and works as an accompanist for Education Through Music. In addition, Nadia and her husband, pianist Sean Carmichael, recently opened a private teaching studio on the Upper West Side. She currently serves as accompanist for Ars Musica Chorale and as Minister of Music at Zion Lutheran Church in Maywood, NJ.

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PO Box 525
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