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After carefully reviewing the submitted resumes and conducting the interviews, the search committee is pleased to announce their unanimously selected candidate, Juliane LaRocca (Julie) who is joining us as The Director of Music as of November 1, 2021.

Julie comes to us from the Hazardville United Methodist Church in Enfield, CT, where she served as Music Director, organist, and director of senior choir and bell choir, as well as with hymn planning, special and ecumenical services, weddings and funerals.

Before moving to Hazardville Methodist Julie served at Somers Congregational Church in Somers, as Music Director, Organist, and Choir Director for the senior, junior. children’s, and bell choirs.

Julie also directs the Enfield Community Chorus in Enfield.

Julie currently resides in Windsor Locks with her dog, Sambuca. Besides the love and involvement of music, Julie also loves to travel. Ask her about her summer trip to Poland! With her time during COVID Julie has taken on a project of recording a CD.

We are so pleased to welcome her into the ECC family and Ellington community!