Mount Olive High School Music Department

Choral Music -

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Matthew Vanzini - Director of Choral Activities

Mr. Vanzini has been teaching and conducting choirs for over 25 years. He has degrees from Westminster Choir College, Northwestern University and post grad work at Texas Tech University and the Juilliard School in NYC.

Mount Olive High School has a tradition of excellence in choral music. Our curricular choirs are Concert Choir (ladies auditioned) and Chorus. Each choir meets during the day and students also have the opportunity to have lessons scheduled each week in addition to their choir class.

Concert Choir is Mount Olive's main performing ensemble. This choir performs music from all time periods and in many languages. Their repertoire is very demanding and is often on the collegiate level. Chorus is our training choir where students are taught the basics of vocal technique and sight reading while also learning and performing challenging SSA music. There are also 2 auditioned after school choirs (Madrigals and Women's Ensemble) that meet once a week and provide an opportunity for more experienced singers to be part of a smaller ensemble. Mount Olive High School choirs have consistently received Superior and Excellent ratings at festivals in Florida, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Jersey.

Students enrolled in the MOHS choral department have the opportunity to sing with professional singers in the Tri-state area. They performed with EVUSA at a Leonard Bernstein Tribute concert at Symphony Space in NYC in October of 2010. Choir students also performed at the annual "American Christmas Carol" concert at Carnegie Hall in December 2010 where Mr. Vanzini is the choirmaster of the 230 voice choir.

The 2011-2012 School year will featured 4 more Carnegie Hall performances, one with Tim Janis and "The American Christmas Carol" on Dec. 2nd 2011 as well as performances with EVUSA and the New York Pops December 16th and 17th 2011 and April 13th 2012.

Mount Olive High School's choral students also have the opportunity to be a part of many area honors choirs, including Morris County Honor Choir, Region I Honor Choir, All-State Choir and All-Eastern Choir. In these ensembles students are able to work with some of the best choral conductors in the country.

Instrumental Music - 

John Di Egidio - Director of Bands

Darrell Hendricks - Director of Bands

Arthur Johnson - Orchestra Director

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