The Juneau Vocal Alliance (JVA) is a 501c3 non-profit professional choral ensemble. It was founded in 2011 with a mission to perform and record choral masterpieces from the past and the present throughout New Jersey and New York. Under the direction of Thomas Juneau, the choir will be presenting a full season of performances featuring an opening concert for piano four-hand and chorus, and performances of Messiah by George Frederic Handel in December. The ensemble will also continue with its commitment to recorded music during the summer of 2014.

About our Music Director

Dr. Thomas Juneau performs with a variety of ensembles in the Northeast. He is Founder and Artistic Director of the professional vocal ensemble, the Juneau Vocal Alliance. He serves as Artistic Director of Summit Chorale, now entering its 105th season. He is currently in his fifth year as Director of Choral Activities at Saint Joseph’s University, where he is also Instructor of Voice and Director of SJU Opera Theater. He is Director of Music at Saint Joseph’s Church in Carteret, NJ where he also teaches Kindergarten-8th Grade Music.

His compositions for chorus are published by numerous companies including Alliance Music, Southern Music Company, Hal Leonard Corporation, and Carl Fischer Music Company. He is in demand as a choral composer and his works are performed throughout the world. Currently, Dr. Juneau's projects involve a new recording of his own choral compositions as performed by the Juneau Vocal Alliance, Summit Chorale, and the Vassar Mixed and Women's Choirs.

Prior to teaching at SJU, Dr. Juneau was director of the Rutgers University Choir while he completed his DMA in Choral Conducting. He has also taught at SUNY- New Paltz, the College of Mount Saint Joseph, and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division. Before moving to the Northeast, Dr. Juneau was Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Baroque Orchestra and Chorus.