Nassau Concert Choir


The Nassau Concert Choir, led by Music Director Doreen Fryling, was formed in the 2006-2007 season. The ensemble is open to students in grades 7 and 8 with unchanged voices and performs music in two to four part harmony. Repertoire is chosen on its musical merit while exposing students to a variety of genres. Rehearsals emphasize proper vocal production and technique, as well as the development of the musical ear.


Doreen Fryling, Ed.D. is in her 28th year as a public school music educator. She currently teaches IB Music and chorus classes at South Side High School in Rockville Centre, NY, and has previously taught K-5 general music and middle school chorus. She teaches graduate courses in music education at Hofstra University in philosophy, research, and curriculum and instruction. Doreen is an active and founding member of the eVoco Voice Collective and served for 8 years on the board as the Special Projects Chair.

Doreen has a Doctorate of Education in Learning and Teaching from Hofstra University. Her dissertation is on the psychological and sociological factors that influence persistence in choral singing. She also holds degrees from Susquehanna University and the University of Michigan. In 2015 Doreen was recognized as a semifinalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award.  She has been published several times on the NAfME Music in a Minuet Blog and featured in their Member Spotlight Interviews. Doreen currently serves as President of NY-ACDA.  Doreen shares her love of music making with her husband, David, and their two children.


Jeong-Hwa Park, Pianist for the Nassau Concert Choir (MYO)Jeong-Hwa Park is a highly accomplished pianist, who has been actively teaching and performing as a soloist and chamber musician in South Korea and the United States. She holds a Master of Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in piano performance from Arizona State University (ASU). Dr. Park has performed at several prestigious venues such as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College, Yamaha Hall in New York City, Old First Concert Series in San Francisco, and the London Piano Festival. Her recent chamber music performance for “Concerts on the Slope” in Brooklyn was broadcast on WWFM The Classical Network. Ms. Park has won numerous awards including a Special Presentation Award from Artists International Presentations, New York; and first prize in The Joseph and Ida Klatzkin Contemporary Solo Keyboard Music Competition and the Arizona State University Piano Concerto Competition resulting in a broadcast of the concerto performance on Arizona public radio, KBAQ. In South Korea, she performed her solo recital at Dajeon Arts and Cultural Center, and a lecture recital at Buam Art Hall in Seoul. She also performed at the College Music Society International Conference in Seoul as a collaborative pianist. As an accompanist, she performed for World Vision Korea Children’s Choir and was invited to accompany the National Choir of Korea on tour, resulting in several concerts which were broadcast on Korean national television. Currently, Dr. Park is an adjunct assistant professor at Nassau Community College and serves on the piano faculty and piano department coordinator at the Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.



Repertoire performed by the Nassau Concert Choir in the 2022-2023 season included:

  • Draw the Circle Wide – Mark A. Miller
  • Fly Away – Sherry Blevins
  • Holding the Light – B.E. Boykin
  • I am a Cloud – Neil Ginsberg
  • I’m On My Way – Traditional Spiritual, arr. Anthony Trecek-King
  • Lead With Love – Melanie DeMore
  • Make Them Hear You, from Ragtime – Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, arr. Mark Hayes
  • Plena – Diana V. Sáez
  • The Duel (The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat) – Michael Bussewitz-Quarm
  • This Little Light of Mine – Traditional Spiritual, arr. Robert T. Gibson
  • Three Dominican Folk Songs – Dominican Folk Songs, arr. Francisco J. Núñez
  • Walk in Jerusalem – African American Spiritual, arr. Rollo A. Dilworth
  • Wide Open Spaces – Sarah Quartel