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Amy Belles

Amy Belles has worked on both the UC Berkeley Music Department staff and the CSU East Bay Music Department staff (under Buddy James). Her choral accompanying includes work with Cantare Con Vivo, Cantabile Youth Singers, Oakland Symphony Chorus, Voci women's ensemble, and the Mt. Eden and Monte Vista High School choirs. A lover of musical theater, she has also worked as vocal director for Woodminster Amphitheater. Favorite performances include Schumann's Symphonic Etudes, harpsichord in Handel's Messiah, alto in Brahms' German Requiem and accompanying in Davies Symphony Hall.

Benjamin Liupaogo

Pacific Islander Samoan San Francisco Bay Area native tenor is a well-versed classical musician. Benjamin has performed throughout a variety of professional companies and organizations in opera, musical theatre, concerts, recitals, chamber ensembles, and choral ensembles. Along with singing, Benjamin is a collaborative pianist, voice teacher, piano teacher, repetiteur, vocal coach and music director/conductor for musical theatre, opera, and choral ensembles.

Elizabeth Erickson-DiRenzo

Dr. Erickson-DiRenzo received her Master’s degree in speech language pathology from Purdue University in 2008. She then completed her Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) at Indiana University Health – Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana. Following the completion of her Master’s degree, she remained at Purdue and received her Ph.D. in 2012 in laryngeal physiology. Dr. Erickson-DiRenzo then completed postdoctoral training in the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying vocal fold biology. 

C. Kwang Sung

Dr. C. Kwang Sung holds a B.S. in chemistry with a minor in music from Harvey Mudd College and an M.S. in organic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to starting his medical studies at State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Sung graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and worked as a professional singer and actor there for six years. He studied voice with Thomas Parisi and Ariel Bybee.

Christina Kim

Born in Korea, Christina Kim is an active musicologist, singer, and educator. She is a first-year Ph.D. student in Musicology at Stanford University. Kim is broadly interested in Medieval and Renaissance sacred music; accordingly, her performance interests range from Gregorian chant to late sixteenth-century polyphony music. Her music studies began at Pasadena City College where she discovered her passion for music.

Lorenzo Tunesi

Lorenzo is in the doctoral program in musicology. His research interests include late medieval and renaissance music in Italy and France. 

Camille Noufi

Camille Noufi is a vocalist and research engineer pursuing the application of vocal expression, musical engagement and human connection to assistive technologies.  Her research interests link areas such as digital signal processing and human-computer interaction to vocal production, perception and cognition.  

Denise Gill

Denise Gill is associate professor of ethnomusicology and of Islam & the arts in the Department of Music and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University, with affiliations in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and The Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.


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