Who We Are

The WJCMS is a professional choir and orchestra committed to producing chamber music concerts of the highest quality that are easily accessible to residents and visitors to Southern New Jersey. Past productions have presented works by Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, and several lesser-known composers.

Our Experience

In the 2020–21 season, we celebrate over 40 years of bringing affordable, classical music performances to audiences in South Jersey. Under the leadership of music director Joel Krott, the professional musicians of the West Jersey Chamber Orchestra and Chorale bring their amazing skills and sense of musical style to the works of leading composers from the U.S. and Europe.

Music Director

Joel Krott

Joel Krott

Our commitment to high standards begins with Music Director Joel Krott. A graduate of the Philadelphia Music Academy, he has studied and traveled throughout Europe, including extensive musical research with renowned masters from the Royal Conservatory of Copenhagen and the Vienna Conservatory.

Joel has guided the West Jersey Chamber Music Society since its inception in 1980, creating 40 seasons of world-class music that challenge and inspire both supporters and musicians. He has also provided first-class music and chorale training to hundreds of children in our communities – many of whom have thriving musical careers.


  • William Mueller, President
  • Gerard M. Dinon, CPA, Treasurer
  • Carl Winter, Secretary

Board of Trustees

Our current board plays a key role in supporting and maintaining our mission. 

  • Michael Devine
  • Gerard M. Dinon, CPA
  • Leonard Fitts
  • Frank Giordano
  • Mark Huddell
  • Barbara M. Jordan
  • Cecelia D. Lane
  • William Mueller
  • Joann Nawrocki
  • Madelon O. Paglee
  • Harris E. Ransom
  • Patricia Roman
  • David Scheibe
  • Victoria Sewell
  • Elaine Shelden
  • Carl Winter

We are a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit

Information filed with the office of the NJ Attorney General concerning this charitable organization can be obtained by calling 973-504-6215 or online.

Registration with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement.

It is the policy of WJCMS to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination, intimidation, or harassment on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, status as a veteran of the Vietnam War, or any other characteristic protected by law.

WJCMS will ensure that employees and contractors are recruited, employed, and treated during employment without regard to these characteristics and commits to consideration of all qualified candidates in employment decisions.