Playing Chounguri at The Other Georgia's CD release party

Joel Sindelar is a musician, conductor, and teacher living in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. In 2012, along with two other local musicians, he created a community choir and band for families, JP SingPositive, which is now in its eleventh season with a membership of 40 adults and 20 children.

In addition to his work at SingPositive, he created the music program at the Italian Home for Children school in Jamaica Plain, and is founder and organizer of the Boston Christmas Caroling Mob, a mass choral event that brings 70-100+ carolers into the streets every Christmas season. Previous to SingPositive, he was conductor of the Newton Family Singers, and founded and conducted two other JP choruses: the Loose Canon Chorale and the Churchless Church Choir.

As a singer, Sindelar is a member of the virtuoso vocal ensemble The Other Georgia, which has performed at Balkan festivals and concerts across New England, and as a saxophonist, he is a member of the Afro-Pop band Kalifa & Koliba. You can check The Other Georgia's first album on Itunes here.

Mr. Sindelar is a third generation musician, teacher, and scientist; he graduated from MIT with a Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology, and from New England Conservatory with a Master's degree in Choral Conducting. His primary conducting teachers and mentors were Tamara Brooks and Lorna Cooke deVaron.

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