Josef Germaine, a graduate of Fullerton State University with a degree in music is not only an accomplished singer and vocal coach but is also a columnist for the Joliet Herald News. Germaine received his early education in New York, where he was a scholarship student at the Turtle Bay School of Music. While there, he attended the Manhattan school of Music for advanced studies. It was shortly after, that an introduction to the famed opera singer Jan Peerce provided Germaine with enough encouragement to launch his musical career. In spite of his operatic experience, Germaine felt more comfortable using his talent as a cantor,recitalist and vocal coach. His concerts include a wide variety of musical selections ranging from the classics to contemporary and Broadway favorites.