Dr. Anne Matlack (Choirmaster & Organist) holds a B.A. in Music from Yale University, and M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music. She is Artistic Director of the acclaimed Harmonium Choral Society. Dr. Anne is on the faculty of the Royal School of Church Music’s summer camp at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre every July. She serves on the New Jersey Board of the American Choral Director’s Association as Repertoire and Standards Chair for Community Choirs. She has taught at Kean University, Lafayette College, and conducted the Yale university Freshman Chorus. Her conducting teachers have included Fenno Heath, Elmer Thomas and Earl Rivers, and workshops with Robert Shaw and Eric Ericson. She studied organ with Charles Krigbaum, Michael Schneider, and David Mulbury. She has sung in the Robert Shaw Festival Chorus at Carnegie Hall, and with the Yale Alumni Chorus at the Kremlin in Moscow. She is the 2003 recipient of the Arts Council of the Morris Ares’ Outstanding Professional in the Arts Award.
J.Eric Roper the Assistant Choir Director, is a junior at Westminster Choir College, where he is studying Music Education. In addition to helping with the choir, Eric will be the directing the Gargoyles, a group he sang in for several years. Eric currently sings in the Westminster Symphonic Choir, as well as Wesminster Kantorei and Williamson Voices choirs. In in spare time, he arranges music, sings for events, and DJs parties.
Katie Hendrix the Chapel Choir Director, is a recent graduate of Frostburg State University and holds a B.S. in Music Education. Her musical experience started with being in her church choir where she also eventually became head chorister and leader in bell choir. For the past four years, she has been the soprano section leader and assistant conductor at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Cumberland, Maryland. She is also an avid swimmer and teaches swim lessons and water fitness classes at the Summit YMCA. Her passion is teaching children of all ages and in turn learning more about the impact of quality and caring education and worship.
Crary Brooks is the new Choir Librarian. A resident of Morristown and a member of Grace Church since 1989, Crary is a member of the Grace choir where she sings alto. She also sings with the Harmonium Choral Society. Crary enjoys volunteering with North Porch in Dover and has been active with both the Music Boosters and the PTO within the Morris School District. Married to Geoff for 25 years, they have four children as well as two dogs, a foster cat and a rabbit.