J.J. RAFFERTY is excited to continue his fourth season with the Chorale. An Arizona native, he resides in Peoria with his musical wife, Genny, his favorite accompanist, and five children: Rylie, Jace, and triplet boys Asher, Brooks, and Caden. J.J. graduated magna cum laude from Grand Canyon University with a B.S. in Music Education with Choral Conducting emphasis. He later earned his Master’s in Music Education from Kent State University. J.J.’s previous ensembles include varied ensembles with GCU, MCC, GCC, and twelve years with the Sonoran Desert Chorale.
He has also had various soloist, conducting, judging, and clinician opportunities with his church, elementary, and high school honor choirs from around the state.
J.J. is in his seventeenth year of teaching and is the Director of Choral Activities and Performing Arts Department Chair at Greenway High School in Phoenix as well as adjunct faculty with Ottawa University teaching advanced choral conducting and secondary choral methods.
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