Peggy Ellen Reynolds, Violin/Viola
110 Gifford Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304
201 435 5447

  Photo credits Debby Shapiro 2013        


                        photo albums click here
Serve in the following community orchestras:

New Jersey Reading Orchestra, selected Sundays in 2016-17
          (rotating player, assist organizing, web host)
The Metropolitan Orchestra of NJ, 2016-17 season
Millburn HS, Millburn, NJ

Society of Musical Arts, 2016-17 season
          (violin/viola, recruiter, board member, web host)

The August Symphony, July 30, 2017

Essex County Summer Players, 2017 

Radiance Chamber Ensemble    Gigs in 2017
           (viola, web host, admin)

Link to CV

"Turk 3"
"Silent Night"
"Low How a Rose"
"Ashokan Farewell"
"Amazing Grace"
"Bach Sheep"
"Carol of Bells"
"Chicken Reel"
"Angels We Have Heard"
"O Little Town"
Happy Birthday string quartet
Schubert Trio No. 1, D. 471
Quartet Samples
Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor

"MONJ-5" - Brahms Piano Quintet
Benefit for Metropolitan Orchestra of NJ
My house, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at 1 pm
yours truly, viola

Bergen Philharmonic (past) violin, manager, libarian, grants & related duties
Back-up Orchestra for Bucky Pizzarelli, Dizzy Gillespie, Isola Jones, Anna Moffo

Rehearsal Club of Montclair (perform, host)

Into the Woods (Ramsey HS performing arts group, 2014)
The Three Irish Tenors (Count Basie Theater, Red Bank NJ, 2012)
Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan (2014)viola
Wizard of Oz (2008) – The Roche Players, Nutley HS, doubled second violin, viola
Guys & Dolls (2007) – Manalapan HS, principal violin
West Side Story (2005) – Center Players of Bayonne, principal violin
Peter & the Wolf (2003) – Lukas Foss at the Bridgehampton Festival, viola
Collegium Westchester (2003) – First Presbyterian Church, Ossining, violin
Brigadoon (2002) – New Milford HS, principal violin

1979-91: Coordinated and performed chamber music at religious centers and
assisted living venues in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California

Coaches: Jeff Holm, Mary Babiarz, Gerall Heiser, Yuri Vodovoz, Ashley Horne

Sketch by Innes Borstel   1-22-17

My other life:

The “nine-to-five” career:

1967 – 1998 – Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (retired)
Worked in progressively responsible administrative functions over 31 years, mostly
at the World Trade Center: secretarial, computer support, accounts payable, public services
administration, lease account management. Principal violinist in 1982 employee-produced
musical spoof on the Port Authority. Medal awards and bonuses in 1983, 1991 and 1993.
Major accomplishments included asbestos abatement relocation and replication of office
space for over 50 WTC tenants (8-year project). Formerly licensed Real Estate Broker in
New York State.

The home front:

1979-2001 – domestic partner to the late Herbert V. Schultz, Food Technologist, Violinist,
and violin teacher. BS Analytical Chemistry, Columbia University. Army 1958-62.
Studied violin with Sam Applebaum, Micha Michakoff. Laboratory and food science
expertise for Colgate, Swift & Co., Frutarom-Meer Corp. and AEP Colloids. President of
Water Soluble Gums Association of America and INGAR (International Gum Arabic
Research organization). Concert Master of Family Opera of North Bergen. Ass’t Concert
Master and Manager of Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Died 12/14/01.

Married Alan R. Klase 12/30/07, electrical engineer, guru of antique radios, personal
computers, semiconductors. Field Applications Engineer for Toshiba, Oki Semiconductors.
Currently guiding the development, construction and management of InfoAge, a science
museum built out of the former Marconi radio transmission site in Wall Twp, NJ.

Military Service 1968-71: US Army Signal Corps. Education: Drexel
Institute of Technology
PDF Bio:

Real Estate Interests:
Former owner of an 1892 Victorian townhouse on upscale street in prestigious
turn-of-the-century Jersey City neighborhood.  Purchased nearby colonial converted to ranch
in 2011.

1987 – 2004 – inherited and managed a two-family dwelling in Kearny, NJ

Formal education:
BBA, Pace University, 1978
Diploma, Drake College of Business, 1967
Honors Graduate, Kearny High School, 1965
Violin lessons 1958-65, Llewellyn Curtis, Kearny Public Schools

Liver Pate
Shrimp Dip/Mold
Olive Relish


updated June 7, 2017
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