Artistic Staff

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 →

Our team of artistic directors and musicians

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...


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...


Coro Vivo Program Director

Gyasi J. Blanton is an active musician, music director, music educator and composer/arranger.  He studied at the first Historically...


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...



Sabina graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, Denmark with a Bachelor of Music degree in Education and a Master of Music...