Nick is the Assistant Director of the Immaculata High School Band in Somerville, New Jersey. He shares the podium of three co-curricular Concert Bands and the 12-time USBands champion Immaculata Spartan Marching Band. Nick also directs the Jazz Band, and teaches instrumental lessons and electives in Music Technology and Music in Film.
Colleen grew up in Sussex County and studied music at The College of New Jersey, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with a Vocal Concentration. During her time at TCNJ, she was a member of the Trentones, a college a cappella group, singing with many of the group’s founders. Colleen was also a member of the TCNJ Chorale and Concert Choir. She was very active in TCNJ’s Opera Theatre, participating in several musicals and operettas throughout her four years.
Don has been singing, directing, and arranging for a cappella choruses since, well... a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Don and his wife Chris (SHH member and leader) co-directed their a cappella group in graduate school at Cornell University. He joined Jersey Harmony Express, the predecessor of SHH, in 2011 and grew as a contributor with his vocal percussion and arranging skills. As president, Don has led the development of a Music Advisory Board to help set the musical vision as the organization went through a complete transformation to a mixed chorus as “Somerset Hills Harmony”.
Tapping into his contemporary a cappella pedigree, Don stepped up as the interim music director of SHH’s own contemporary a cappella ensemble, The Gold Dynamic.
In 2017, Don and Chris became co-directors of the Bridgewater-Raritan High School A Cappella Alliance, an after-school workshop and performing ensemble for students looking to expand their musical horizons beyond traditional choral music to the world of contemporary a cappella. He has spearheaded SHH’s longtime partnership with the Bridgewater-Raritan scholastic arts community, including the establishment of the annual "Pluckemin A Cappella Festival" held each June.
Don has published more than twenty contemporary a cappella arrangements, is a published book author and part-time stand-up comedian. Don and Chris have four daughters, two of whom are also part of the Somerset Hills Harmony family. Professionally, Don is an executive with a global marine and e-commerce company.
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