Musical Director

Co-Directors Kenneth Bryson and Dana Goodstein

 




















Kenneth Bryson (Co-Director) currently serves as a Director of Choral Activities in Northern New Jersey as well as actively maintaining his private vocal studio. Additionally he serves as a mentor for The Juilliard School’s Mentorship Program. Formerly Mr. Bryson served as a Director of Music at St. John's Lutheran Church in Summit, NJ. Mr. Bryson is also a published author whose article “Teaching a Student with Dyslexia” originally in the NATS March 2013 Journal of Singing has received much support and attention from some of the industries leading experts from around the world. He is also a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), NAfME (National Association for Music Education) and ACDA (American Choral Directors Association).  In June 2010 Mr. Bryson was selected as one of 12 educators from across the United States to participate in the highly selective NATS Intern Program. Mr. Bryson's choirs have performed at many iconic venues including Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, The United Nations, Riverside Church, and St. John the Divine.

Ken received his bachelor of music degree from The Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and went on to earn a master’s degree at The Juilliard School. He completed additional studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music.





















Dana Goodstein (Co-Director) received her bachelors degree in Music Education with a concentration in Voice and a minor in Disabilities Studies from the University of Delaware.  At UD, she was the assistant director and Vice President of Deltones a capella, directed two elementary musicals, and vocal coached student run productions. Dana currently teaches General Music, Choir, and Theatre at Lafayette School in Chatham, New Jersey. Dana’s love for music  began at a young age singing “42nd Street” in a recording booth in Nashville when she was 8 years old. Over the years, Dana’s love for music and theatre blossomed performing in Summit High School’s productions along with the Papermill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir. Since then, Dana has developed a love for directing and started the first ever 5th Grade Musical at her school. She plans to continue fostering the love for musical theatre in her students with a show each year. 



Traveling is one of Dana’s biggest passions. She has spent many summers with The Delaware Choral Scholars traveling to places like Israel, Greece, Malta, France, and Croatia singing with this esteemed group. She is also a member of the Gordon Institute for Music Learning and has her Level 1 Certification in General Music. 
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