Director of Music Ministries
Marcello Velame holds an undergraduate degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ where he was awarded the Alexander McCurdy Organ Scholarship. He also studied at Julliard School of Music. He has appeared as guest conductor at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada and he has sung under the direction of acclaimed conductors Robert Shaw, Kurt Masur, and Wolfgang Sawallisch.
Marcello has conducted major choral and orchestral works, both in and outside the church. He has also prepared choral works such as Beethoven Mass in C for performances at Carnegie Hall and conducted the ALLEGRO1 chorus in performances in several venues in New Jersey. Marcello is also a music teacher at Shark River Elementary School.
Rev. David Jahnke said, “We are so blessed to have found the person with the perfect gifts and experience to lead our choirs, praise band and congregation in joyful and wondrous 21st century worship.”