Singers Welcomed!

Do you love to sing? Ars Musica is an auditioned, professionally conducted group of vocal musicians united by their passion for excellence in choral music and their devotion to bringing classical music to the community. A growing 50-voice choir consisting of members from all walks of life, we are bonded by our love of performing beautiful music together. Since 1965, the Chorale has brought choral music to the heart of Bergen County—Ridgewood, New Jersey—through varied concert performances.

We are looking for new members—singers interested in developing their talent and committed to a high level of musical excellence in choral performance, and singers who enjoy the richness of sharing, creating and performing with a group of dedicated musicians. We encourage talented and experienced singers who have a good understanding of choral blend, intonation and languages, in addition to strong sight-reading skills, to consider auditioning for Ars Musica. Become a part of our warm and friendly choir!

Informal auditions with our Music Director, Dusty Francis, will be held before and after rehearsals, or by appointment, during the concert season (early September until mid-June).

A typical audition will include a brief warm-up and some sight singing.  Dusty seeks to determine a candidate’s voice quality, level of vocal technique and musical skill.

You can check us out in the following ways:

  • Attend an open Summer Sing on August 20 and 27, 2013 at the Unitarian Society, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood at 7:30 PM.
  • Attend any of our open rehearsals on September 10, 2013, November 26, 2013,  January 7, 2014 and March 18, 2014.
  • Schedule an audition.

Contact our Membership Chairperson, Lorraine Heffernan at,  and ask how to become a member!

Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM at the Unitarian Society. Performances are held at the West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood in November, December, March and June.

Members are asked to make their commitment to the chorus by agreeing to pay dues, sell concert tickets and attend rehearsals and performances as well as participate in various fundraisers.

For more information, e-mail,
or call: (551) 226-9305.



(551) 226-9305

Mailing Address
Ars Musica
PO Box 525
Paramus, New Jersey 07653



Discover Jersey Arts

Ars Musica’s concert season is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.



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