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Sean is a sought after conductor, adjudicator, clinician and vocalist throughout the United States and Europe. He is in demand as a consultant for choral organizations in the areas of chorus management, audience development and technology implementation. Sean has prepared choruses for conductors including, John Alexander, Keith Lockhart and John Rutter. He has also prepared choirs to sing with Josh Groban, Michael McDonald, Tommy Simms, Keith and Kristyn Getty. In 2012, Sean conducted the Monterey Peninsula Choral Society at the Summer Olympics in London, England.
Sean is an associate professor of Choral Conducting at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he teaches the MM and DMA Choral Conducting Students. Sean conducts choirs and orchestras regularly at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. He last returned to Carnegie Hall in 2015 to conduct “Easter at Carnegie Hall” with Monterey Peninsula Voices, Pacific Voices and The New England Symphonic Ensemble. Internationally, Sean has conducted choirs and seminars in Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, Austria, The Netherlands, Germany, Greece, Brazil, and Japan. Sean’s choirs can be heard on iTunes and CDbaby.com. He was honored by American Idol as the conductor for the most requested/downloaded Classical Group.
Sean is currently the Conductor of Monterey Peninsula Voices, Aria Women’s Choir, The California Central Coast Chorale, and Pacific Voices in Santa Cruz. He also teaches choral music and theater at Pacific Grove High School. He lives in Pacific Grove, CA with his wife, Michelle, and their two sons. He has studied with such notable conductors as Dr. Lynn Bielefelt, Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt, James Levine, Dr. James Jordan, Rodney Eichenberger, John Alexander, Paul Mayo and Shirley Nute.
David has been an accompanist, music director, multi-instrumentalist, and music educator in the Santa Cruz County and greater Bay Area since 1999. After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Classical Piano studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2003, David quickly established himself as an in-demand instrumentalist and vocal coach in Santa Cruz County. Focusing primarily on choral accompaniment, David served as both accompanist and music director at St. Joseph's Catholic Church from 2003-2014, accompanist for Pacific Voices Community choir since 2005, and has participated in concerts for the Santa Cruz Chamber Players over the last 3 years. Other highlights include serving as accompanist and bass singer for the California Central Coast Chorale which has toured internationally and performed at such outstanding venues as St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Carnegie Hall, and St. Stephan's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria. As of 2017, David is pursuing a Master's Degree in Musicology at the University of California, Santa Cruz with an emphasis on historic recordings and late romantic-era piano performance practice.
Kitchy graduated from Chico State with a degree in Music and an emphasis on Voice, and continued on to get her teaching credential. Teaching is what she loves to do. For 33 years, she has taught choir, guitar, and drama for Santa Cruz City Schools at Mission Hill Junior High and Soquel High School. She is still active at Soquel High as a music class substitute.
Kitchy started singing with Unity Choir (currently Pacific Voices) in the spring of 1999. She is active as a singer, and acted as Assistant Director for several years, and also as interim Director.
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