Welcome to CMS Choirs!
Degrees and Certifications:
B.M.- Music Education (Piano/Vocal)- William Paterson University
Mr. M.J. Gonzalez
Mr. Michael Gonzalez (Mr. G.) has been a music teacher in New Jersey schools for 13 years, having graduated from William Paterson University in the Spring of 2009.
His teaching experiences covers K-8 General Music, Music Theory, Musical Theatre, Piano Methods, and Band and Choral Methods and Ensembles. Mr. Gonzalez currently teaches Music Theory, Piano Methods, Intro to Musical Theatre, Spring Concert Choir, and A Capella ensemble at the newly built Carteret Junior High School. Additionally, 2022-2023 is the third year of our after school Musical Theatre club, Highlights.
Entering his seventh year in Carteret, Mr. Gonzalez and the CJH choral ensembles have grown from 54 in its inaugural year to over 100 currently. CJH choirs have been fortunate enough to attend and earn Excellent ratings at Festivals of Music events in 2018 and 2019, also taking home the Festival's Espirit de Corps award in 2018.
In spring of 2022, our a capella ensemble earned best in show honors and a Superior rating, and our 8th grade spring choir won the Espirit de Corps once again. Our last year with a 6th grade in CMS, our 6th graders also had a Superior rating at their festival, scoring themselves a 97 on one of their songs!
This year, in 2022-2023, CJH Choirs looks to continue its growth, with our "New Home, Same Spirit" attitude. We will be performing not just in our Carteret Community but also regional festivals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the spring of 2023.