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 10 years, having graduated from William Paterson University in the Spring of 2009.
His teaching experiences covers K-8 General Music, Music Theory, Band Choral Methods and Ensembles. He currently teaches three levels of Music Theory, Spring Concert Choir, and A Cappella ensemble at Carteret Middle School. Additionally, 2020-2021 will be the debut of our Musical Theatre Production Group.
Entering his fifth year in Carteret (and fourth in the Middle School), the CMS choral ensembles have grown from 54 in its inagural year to over 150 currently. CMS 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.
This year, in 2019-2020, C.M.eSsence, the middle school's a cappella ensemble, was formed, and looks to continue its growth into 2020-2021 with new opportunities within the community as well local a cappella festivals for high schools and middle schools, as a weekend Festival in Pennsylvania in April/May of 2021.