New Crozet Chorus Leadership

Dr. W. Bryce Hayes

The Crozet Chorus welcomes new Artistic Director Dr. W. Bryce Hayes for the fall season. Hayes is an Associate Professor of Choral Music Education and Associate Director of Choral Activities at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, where he conducts the Treble Chamber Choir, The University Men’s Chorus, and Kor, a select men’s ensemble of 14. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Minnesota and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Temple University, is a certified Kodály educator, and maintains an active career as a conductor, teacher, church musician, pianist, accompanist, and singer.

Ms. Joyce Polifka

Ms. Joyce Polifka, M.M. has joined the Crozet Chorus as Collaborative Pianist. Prior to her recent move to Charlottesville, Polifka was on the Piano Performance faculty at Colorado College. Bryce and Polifka will offer two summer workshops which are open to the public on Tuesday, June 12 and Tuesday August 7 from 7 to 9 pm at the Crozet Baptist Church. The Chorus welcomes new singers for the fall season. Register for both at


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