December 4, 2022
Please join the Brecksville-Broadview Hts. Community Chorus and Board of Directors in welcoming CJ (Jake) Briggs as our new Director. Director Briggs joins us with a rich history in music performance and composition. Most recently he was Director of the Wayne County Community Chorus.
Besides his phenomenal background, the Board was most impressed with his creativity and passion for music and the joy he demonstrates in working with people of all ages who just "love to sing". He is communicative and passionate about music and growing a thriving and robust community chorus.
With a Bachelors of Music in Composition (Class of 2010) from the College of Wooster, his main instrument is piano. His interests and capabilities are far reaching with multiple accomplishments such as a capstone project "Josephine", a Bluegrass Opera.
Other accomplishments from the College of Wooster include:
-2011 Judge for the Ethel Wilson Piano Scholarship
-2010 Premier Recipient of the Stuart Ling Jazz Award
-2008 Recipient of the Maxine R. Loehr Piano Scholarship
-2006-2010 Recipient of a Music Performance Scholarship
And the 2006 Recipient of the John Philip Sousa Award from Northwestern High School
Most recently, Director Briggs was Director/Accompanist:
-for the 2019 Shaker Theater Camp (60 youth)
-and the production of "Everything is OK" at Cleveland Public Theater (fall 2018)
You will find him around town performing, teaching and completing recitals at Chagrin Valley Music and directing music on Sundays at the Independence Presbyterian Church.