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educator , singer , executive assistant

Clarissa Anthony Schoch, singer, educator, executive assistant. Recipient Oregon award, San Francisco Opera Auditions, Merola Opera Training, 1958, Winner voice and oratorio, New Jersey Young Artists, National Federation Music Clubs, New Jersey, 1966.


Schoch, Clarissa Anthony was born on January 17, 1935 in Redmond, Oregon, United States. Daughter of John Henry and Eleanor (Edwards) Berning.


Graduate grantee 1964), Montclair Music Club (Young Artists Audition chairperson 1982, pastpres.


Voice instructor William Paterson College, Wayne, New Jersey, 1979—1984, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, 1983—1989. Private practice voice, piano and flute teacher Upper Montclair, since 1971. Executive secretary National Westminster Bancorp, Fleet Bank N.A., 1985—1997.

Owner garden center Jack and the Preacher's, Holmdel, New Jersey, 1972—1983. Professional singer, since 1959. Soprano soloist Montclair State College, 1981—1985, William Paterson College, 1981—1982, Temple Emanu-EL, New York City, 1962—1979, Union Congressional Church, Montclair, 1973—2004, 1st Congressional Church, Montclair, since 2004.


Chairman youth committee Union Congressional Church, 1983—1987, member membership committee, 1992—1997, chairman, 1995—1997, 2004, nominating committee, since 1997, member parish life, 1985—1991, member music committee, 1983—1985, deacon, membership chairman, 2004. Member of American Association of University Women, International Bach Society (performing fellow 1969), New York Singing Teachers Association (chair young artists auditions 1980-1986), National Association Teachers of Singing (treasurer New Jersey 1984-1992, vice president since 2004), Philanthropic and Educational Organization (president since 2005), Rehearsal Club (past program chairman, president), Montclair Music Club (Young Artists Audition chairperson since 1982, president, past program chairman), Phi Beta (secretary 2002-2004, past treasurer since 2004, national graduate grantee 1964).


Married Jack Williams Anthony, Junior, June 26, 1960 (deceased 1982). Married Albert E. Schoch, March 22, 1986 (deceased 1993). Children: Rebecca Ellen, Julia Kathleen.

John Henry Berning

Eleanor (Edwards) Berning

Jack Williams Anthony

Albert E. Schoch

Rebecca Ellen Schoch

Julia Kathleen Schoch