Patricia Joyce

Founder & Artistic Director, Coriste Program Director

Patricia Joyce received her Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude, in Music Education from Marywood College in Scranton, PA, and her Master of Music degree, With Distinction, in Music Education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.   She completed certification in Kodaly Methodology from the Kodaly Musical Training Institute, Hartford, Connecticut.

Trish began her teaching career in the Pennsylvania schools, and taught in the Bernardsville schools in New Jersey.  She taught in the Music Education Department of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, and at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.  Trish has presented workshops, reading sessions, and adjudicated festivals for the New Jersey American Choral Directors Association and the New Jersey Music Educators Association.  She has conducted the Central New Jersey Junior High Honors Choir, the Central New Jersey Elementary Honors Choir, the North Jersey Junior High Women's Honors Choir, and the Vermont Children's Choir Festival.  Trish has served as President of the Board of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, and is currently the Vice President.  She has Co-Chaired the ACDA Summer Conference several times, and chaired this year’s Conference, which featured Andrea Ramsey and Carol Krueger.  She is the Co-Chair for the American Choral Directors Association’s National Children’s Choirs Conductors Retreat, which will come to New Jersey in January of 2016. 

Trish has served as an adjunct teacher in the Music Education Department at Westminster Choir College and at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. 

In addition, she has served as Associate Organist and Choirmaster at St. Bernard’s Church in Bernardsville, NJ, Interim Director of Music at Christ Church in Summit, NJ, and continues free-lance work at many other churches in northern and central NJ.