Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Ari Carrillo
Ari Carrillo is the director of choral/vocal music and music composition at Oakcrest High School. He graduated from Westminster Choir College with a Bachelors of Music in Choral Music Education. Mr. Carrillo has led and directed several choral ensembles, such as the New Jersey Chamber Singers, Cantores of the Princeton Girlchoir, Westminster Williamson Voices and formed his own children's choir at Brookside Community Church in Mendham, NJ. Now, Mr. Carrillo leads seven ensembles at OHS performing a diverse selection of repertoire: Mixed Choir, Select Choir, Gospel Choir, Women's Choir, OGirls, OBoyz, and vOcals a cappella. Information about how to enroll in one of the exciting and enriching choral or composition classes and additional information about performances, events, and trips can all be found on this website, as well as Mr. Carrillo's contact information. Welcome to the OHS Choraliers!
Phone: (609) 909-2600 x2735
Choir Assistant Manager and Accompanist: Ms. Colleen Kennedy (see teacher page for more information)
Welcome 2021-2022 Choraliers!!!
The OHS Choraliers are a well versed chorus program that is committed to musical excellence. The award winning program consist of curricular choirs The Mixed Choir and The Select Choir, as well as extra curricular choirs including Gospel Choir, Women's Choir, OBoyz, OGirls, vOcals a cappella, and Oaktones Jazz. The Choraliers put on two main concerts a year in the spring and winter. They frequently perform for the community, on the radio, TV, fundraisers and in competition.The program is always looking for new members. It is best to register for the class, however you can join the Choralier family at any time
Mixed Choir - Non-auditioned. Curricular course. Anyone and everyone is invitied to join! Our largest and most exciting group that is compiled of everyone from all ensembles. Consider joining the class!! It's not too late.
Select Choir - Audition only. Curricular course. 20 singers, specializing in classical to contemporary choral music. Auditions take place in March of each year.
Gospel Choir - Non-auditioned. Anyone and everyone is welcome! Gospel ensemble specializing in praise music. Email Mr. Carrillo for more information. Rehearsals start at the end of September.
Women's Choir - Non-auditioned group of soprano and altos performing contemporary and classical choral music. Rehearsals begin at the end of September.
OBoyz - Non-auditioned group of tenors and basses performing contemporary pop and R&B a cappella. Rehearsals begin at the end of September
OGirls - Audition only. A small group of 4-6 soprano and altos performing pop and R&B vocal music. Primarily student-run. Auditions take place at the end of September.
vOcals - Audition only. A 12-voice, mixed voice, pop a cappella group performing contemporary, R&B, and modern a cappella music. All voice types are welcome to audition. Auditions take place at the end of September
Oaktones Jazz - Audition only. A group of 4-5 singers performing jazz vocal standards a cappella or with the OHS Jazz Band. Auditions take place at the end of September.
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