James M. Lubrano
James Lubrano has been on faculty at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) since 2004. He is also on staff at Wagner College as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach for Opera Workshop. He has served as pianist for many choral festivals and honor choirs, including All-State and Regions for NJ-ACDA and NJMEA. In addition, he is a collaborative pianist for Manhattan Concert Productions, the Celebration Singers, Princeton Girlchoir, the choirs at TCNJ, Wagner College, Edison, Hillsborough, Somerville and Woodbridge High Schools.
Mr. Lubrano recently premiered Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo at Carnegie Hall, under the direction of Henry Leck. He has coached Broadway performers, soloists of the Metropolitan Opera, and has prepared and performed with various ensembles at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and NJPAC. He has performed in the UNICEF/Steinway “Peace Piano” World Tour Showcase, the Colorado College Summer Chamber Music Festival, and Lied Austria International. Additional performances include the 69th Annual Midwest Clinic with the Eastern Wind Symphony, and the 2016 ACDA Eastern Division Conference with the NJ Youth Chorus. He has also served as Music Director/Accompanist for over 150 musical theater productions.
Mr. Lubrano holds a Master’s degree in Collaborative Piano Performance from Rutgers University, where he studied with Barbara Gonzalez-Palmer. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from The College of New Jersey.
Conrad Erdt has worked as a professional keyboard musician since age seventeen. He serves as the Music and Creative Arts Coordinator for the United Methodist Churches of Navesink and Atlantic Highlands, directing the adult and children's choirs, playing the organ and keyboard, and singing. He has performed in ensembles featuring internationally renowned musicians, and with other performing artists in New York City, the tri-state area, Mid-Atlantic, and out to New Mexico and Missouri. He earned a B.A. in Music from Rutgers College, New Brunswick and also holds a Music Education Certificate from Kean University. He studied music with many excellent musicians, including National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master/Juilliard faculty, Kenny Barron. Conrad taught High School guitar, chorus, general music, and band classes and also worked in the music business for the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Past memberships include the National Association for Music Education, the National Academy of Popular Music, and the American Guild of Organists.