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Robert Istad

Conducting Academy Dean

Robert Istad is Artistic Director of Pacific Chorale and Director of Choral Studies at California State University, Fullerton. Mr. Istad regularly conducts and collaborates with Pacific Chorale, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Musica Angelica Baroque...

Lucinda Carver

Lucinda Carver

Academy Faculty

Lucinda Carver is a much beloved teacher and highly acclaimed conductor who currently serves as professor of Keyboard Studies, Conducting and Early Music and vice dean of the Division of Classical Performance and Composition at the...

David Hayes

David Hayes

Academy Faculty

David Hayes, who began his musical life as a violinist/violist, currently serves as director of Orchestral and Conducting Studies at Mannes School of Music (New School University) in New York, as staff conductor of the Curtis Symphony...

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Eugene Rogers

Academy Faculty

A two-time Michigan Emmy Award winner, a 2017 Sphinx Medal of Excellence recipient, and a 2015 GRAMMY Award nominee, Eugene Rogers is recognized as a leading conductor and pedagogue throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to being the founding...


Christopher Peterson

Choral Education Workshop Faculty Lead

Christopher W. Peterson is professor of music at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) where he directs the Concert Choir and the Singing Titans Chorus, and teaches classes in choral music education. In May of 2019 he was...


Lori Marie Rios

Choral Education Workshop Faculty

Lori Marie Rios is in her 13th year as professor of music at College of the Canyons (COC), where she conducts the Chamber Singers and Voices of the Canyons. She administers the Individualized Voice Program and teaches voice. The College...

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