Eileen Chang, Artistic Director and Conductor of Honors Choir and Chamber Choir, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice performance from CSU Long Beach and a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College. Eileen is in her tenth year of teaching at Cantabella Children’s Chorus. Under her direction, Cantabella has won numerous awards from the World Choir Game, GGIF and Kathaumixw Festival, was privileged to perform at ACDA Western Regional Conference in 2013. Eileen is also the founder and director of the New Choir, an auditioned chamber choir based in San Jose.
Velma Lee, Director for the Training Division, Training Choir 2 Director (San Ramon), Training Choir 3 Director (San Ramon, Livermore and Pleasanton), and Piano Accompanist, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with concentration in piano, a Master of Church Music degree in Pipe Organ, and has received Level II Kodály training from Holy Names University. She has extensive experience working with children having conducted children’s and handbell choirs. She is an active member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California, performs regularly in local ensemble groups, and teaches in her private piano studio in San Ramon.
Joy Tsai, Piano Accompanist and Theory Instructor, holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance and has received Kodály music education training from Holy Names University. She performs regularly as a soloist and with ensemble groups and teaches in her private piano studio in Pleasanton. She is a member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California, is on the faculty at Holy Names University, and continues her piano studies with Betty Woo.
Jumi Kim, Director for Training Choirs 1 (Lafayette and Pleasanton) and 2 (Lafayette, Livermore, and Pleasanton), Vocal Coach, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Voice from Seoul, Korea, and a Master degree in Voice from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has completed Level I Kodály training from Holy Names University. Jumi is currently a member of the Valley Concert Chorale in the Tri-Valley and the New Choir in the Peninsula. She is currently on staff at the Berkeley Christian College and is the music director at OPUS Youth Choir.
Yoonhee Kwon, Vocal Coach