SFGC Staff and Faculty

Artistic Faculty

Lisa Bielawa
Artistic Director
Lisa Bielawa bio

Valérie Sainte-Agathe
Music Director and Principal Conductor
Valerie Sainte-Agathe bio

Elizabeth Avakian
Chorus School Director and Level IV Director

Joseph Fanvu
Level I Director

Emily Ryan '95
Level II Director and Prep Chorus Director

Laney McClain Armstrong ’97
Level III Director
Director of Outreach Programs
Alumnae Chorus Director

Susan Blinderman
Level IV Accompanist and Theory Instructor

Renée Witon
Theory Instructor

Susan Soehner
SFGC and Alumnae Chorus Accompanist

Douglas Franks
Margaret Halbig
Annie Hargraves
Sharon Lee Kim
Jonathan Mann
Kaori Nakano
Chorus School Accompanists

Audrey Howitt
Justin Montigne
Julia Hunt Nielsen ’84
Elizabeth Hunter Ashley
Sally Munro
Voice Teachers

Carolyn Carvajal
Chorus School Choreographer

Samantha Maas-Baldwin
Kaori Nakano
Laura Ruppert
Amanda Poon
Becky Poon
Prep Chorus Instructors

Pat Parr
Summer Music Camp Director

 

Administrative Staff

Melanie Smith
Executive Director

Communications

Naho Yoshida
Communications Manager

Scott Horton
Communications and Marketing Consultant

Development

Cathy Lewis
Director of Development

Tyler Wanshura
Development Associate and Alumnae Association Coordinator

Finance

Michael Grade
Director of Finance and Operations

Juan Carlos Bautista
Facilities Engineer

Function One
Information Technology Consultant

Chorus Program Administration

Julie Hoerl
Chorus Program Administrator

Chelsea Cannata Cherin
Dean of Students, Chorus School

Rita Lindahl Lynch
Performance and Production Manager

Pat Parr
Summer Music Camp Director

Jayn Pettingill
Music Librarian