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Gregory Wait

Taught at Chapman College.

Tenor soloist with Los Angeles Master Chorale, Carmel Bach Festival.

Winner, Western Regional Metropolitan Opera Prize, 1976.

Music Director, Schola Cantorum, 1989 to present. Conductor, Congregational Oratorio Society, 1985 to present.

Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1997-1998.

Recorded for Orion and Crystal.

Stephen M. Sano

Director, Chamber Chorale and Symphonic Chorus. Nationally and internationally invited master class teacher in conducting and choral music, guest conductor and adjudicator in choral music; has conducted master classes and performances with festival, honor, and collegiate choirs, orchestras, and other instrumental ensembles from over 20 states as well as from England, Germany, Austria, Australia, Canada, and Japan.

Jesse Rodin

Jesse Rodin strives to make contact with lived musical experiences of the distant past. Focusing on the fifteenth century, he immerses himself in the original sources, singing from choirbooks, memorizing melodies and their texts, even recreating performances held at weddings, liturgical ceremonies, and feasts. In 2010 he and Professor Craig Sapp launched the Josquin Research Project, which uses digital tools to subject fifteenth-century repertories to both close and “distant” reading.

William Mahrt

Special fields: theory and performance of Medieval and Renaissance music, Medieval studies. Articles on Gregorian chant, Troubadours, Medieval Performance, Machaut, Dufay, Lasso, Dante, and English cathedrals.

Workshops in Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony.

Joint editor, Leonard Ratner Festschrift.

Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1973; NEH-Newberry grant, 1976; Mellon Junior Faculty Grant, 1978; NEH Lecturer, 1986-87, 1989-90; Chairman, Western Culture Program, 1984-85.

Mary Linduska

Coached with John Wustman and David Lloyd. She has sung throughout the Bay area in oratorio, recital and opera. She currently teaches voice classes at Stanford during the summer quarter, as well as teaching voice classes and a chorus at Mission College in Santa Clara. She has taught at University of California Santa Cruz, San José State University, and Santa Clara University. She maintains a private studio in Campbell, where she has been teaching for the past 13 years.

Nova Jiménez

Founding member of soprano ensemble Bella Sorella (www.bellasorella.net), tours actively in both the U.S. and abroad. Performed with ArtsPower National Touring Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, West Bay Opera, Mission City Opera, Capitol Opera Sacramento, Jarvis Zarzuela Conservatory, and the Daniel Ferro Vocal Program. Awards include National Association of Teachers of Singing and Sacramento Symphony and Stockton Symphony Young Artist Award. Member of Actors Equity Association (AEA) and ASCAP.

Wendy Hillhouse

Wendy Hillhouse has taught voice at Stanford University since 2010 and has served as stage director for the Department of Music opera and musical theater productions since 2013. A mezzo soprano, she holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Stanford, and degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Voice, BM) and the University of California at Berkeley (BA, Geology and Paleontology double major).

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