BJ Hillinck
VP of Membership

BJ works as a bookseller at the iconic Strand Bookstore in Union Square. He is a lifelong musician whose background as a classical instrumentalist and chamber musician greatly influences his approach to singing and vocal directing. While relatively new to barbershop, BJ was a founding member of Rittenhouse Sound in Philadelphia and currently serves as both the VP of Membership and as a member of the Voices of Gotham music team. He is also music director of the Heart of Long Island Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International.

 BJ recently graduated from Haverford College in Philadelphia, where he studied cultural history and music, and where he directed both the college's orchestra and multiple vocal ensembles in classroom and extracurricular settings. He has spent many summers honing his ensemble singing skills at Westminster Choir College, and studied conducting at Bard College Conservatory's Conducting Institute in 2014.

In his free time, he composes and enjoys reading fiction and criticism.

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