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Mr. Bishop comes to this organization through his love for music from a much more amateur perspective than the Artistic Staff, proving there's a place for everyone (read more...)

Chris Bishop

President of the Board


Thomas DeLessio is Director of Liturgical Music for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen and the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi (read more...)

Thomas A. DeLessio


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Angela Dohl has been a church musician for over 40 years and currently serves The Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi as a cantor, co-director of (read more...)

Angela Dohl

Events Manager


Mrs. Kingsley has been employed in the mutual fund industry for over 30 years as a company trainer, supervisor, and manager.  She was (read more...)

Susan Kingsley

Director of Outreach

and Director of Communications

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Terry is a Metuchen Realtor with over 25 years in Middlesex County.  She is a former member (read more...)

Terry Kohl
Community Relations Liaison

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Jessica LaPine is a central New Jersey music educator, choral director, and voice teacher. Mrs. LaPine is in her thirteenth year of teaching vocal music and general music for (read more...)

Jessica S. LaPine


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Matthew J. LaPine is an active performer, educator, conductor, and composer in central New Jersey. He received the designation (read more...)

Matthew J. LaPine

Founder and Artistic Director


Karen León has a background in advertising and cable television marketing; she is currently working in the insurance field.  Karen currently (read more...)

Karen León

Youth Chorus Liaison

Bio coming soon!

Maryann McGuire

Director of Development

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Danielle is an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist with more than fifteen years of experience (read more...)

Danielle Miyagishima



Dr. Shirley Smoyak is a psychiatric nurse and healthcare sociologist who holds a PhD in Sociology from Rutgers, from which she also (read more...)

Shirley Smoyak


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Metuchen, NJ  08840
Rise Up Chorus is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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