Leadership Team

About NJYC

The New Jersey Youth Chorus, founded in 1992, is an auditioned choral program for children in grades four through twelve. We provide quality music education that encourages young peoples' love and appreciation of choral music and nurtures their individual growth and development. Learn more about us →

Some of our biggest contributors

Director of Development and Special Projects

Krystiana Machtinger joined the New Jersey Youth Chorus in 2015. She served for two years as the choir administrator, and has recently...


Founder & Artistic Director, Coriste Program Director

Patricia Joyce, Founder and Artistic Director of the New Jersey Youth Chorus, received her Bachelor of...


Camerata Program Director

Matthew J. LaPine is an active performer, educator, conductor, and composer in central New Jersey. He received the designation Master of...


Director of Marketing & Operations

Christy has an MBA and over 15 years experience in marketing and public relations. Her professional background includes brand management...


Events Manager


Kristen Licciardi has worked as a copywriter and marketer in the media industry, most recently at Slate and Washington Post...


Sola Voce Program Director

Tara Postigo received her Bachelor of Music from The College of NJ and her Master of Arts in Music and Music Education from Teacher's...


Choir Manager

Sarah Kuhns is a Kansas native who received her degree in music from Kansas State University. Since moving out to NJ she has kept busy...


Coro Vivo Program Director

Ms. Scarangello received her Master of Arts in Music Education from Montclair State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Music...


Primo Coro Program Director​

Jodie is an enthusiastic performer educator who began her career as a musician working in opera and musical theatre.  After graduating...


Principal ​Accompanist​

Phillip Steffani graduated magna cum laude from Westminster Choir College with a B.M. in Theory and Composition, with organ and voice...


Coro Vivo & Camerata Accompanist

Thomas DeLessio joined the NJYC in September 2015 as an accompanist. He has been Director of Liturgical Music for the Roman Catholic...


Primo Coro Accompanist

An award-winning and versatile pianist and educator, Emma Liu has performed and taught throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. ...