Cranford 8th Grader named To Regional Chorus

Julia Linger

EDISON – Julia Linger, an eighth grader at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison and a Cranford resident, was recently named to the Central Jersey Music Educators Association (CJMEA) Intermediate Region II Chorus for the second consecutive year.

During her audition for the CJMEA Intermediate Region II Chorus, Linger performed three challenging pieces for the judges: a solo (“Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier”), a cappella selection (“America – My Country ‘Tis of Thee”), and C Major Scale.


“Julia is a talented young singer with a bright future of music-making ahead of her,” said Sharon Byrne, Linger’s music teacher at Wardlaw-Hartridge. “We are very proud of her accomplishment of making it into the Region II Chorus again this year.”

Singing since she was a young child has always provided a strong outlet for Linger, who earned her first solo during her first year at Wardlaw-Hartridge.

While performing with the Intermediate Region II Chorus, she also sings during Wardlaw-Hartridge’s winter and spring concerts and Celebration Singers in Cranford.  From Friday, March 4, to Sunday, March 6, she will take the stage during her school’s spring musical “Beauty and the Beast” as a villager and one of the wolves.

Linger, who shared that she would like to pursue a career in theater, said that she has learned so much from singing with these ensembles and that, just the fact that singing makes her happy, provides her with great motivation to make her dreams come true.

Julia is the daughter of Bruce and Nilda Linger of Cranford.

(Photo courtesy of Wardlaw-Hartridge School)

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