Monica Covitt, Director of Chorus School Administration & Programs and Level II Director
Monica Covitt, a Los Angeles native, joined the San Francisco Girls Chorus team in the summer of 2018. After a season as the Director of Chorus School Administration and Programs and Level I Director, she is thrilled to be the Level II Director for the 2019-2020 season.
Prior to her work with SFGC, Ms. Covitt spent eight years as a choir director in the Palo Alto Unified School District, where she taught music and choir at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Under her direction, the choral program at Greene Middle School (formerly known as Jordan Middle School) grew from 13 to 250 singers in grades 6-8 in four years. Before her time in the Bay Area, Ms. Covitt lived in Washington, D.C., where she promoted arts education outreach and advocacy at the national level with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Ms. Covitt is a proud singer with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, and has sung under such batons as Michael Tilson Thomas, Jane Glover, Grant Gershon, and Ragnar Bohlin. She has completed her certification in Orff-Schulwerk from the San Francisco International Orff Course, and has completed Level 1 of her Kodaly Certification at Holy Names University. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the Music Education program at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. In January 2020, she will be leading a reading session as part of the California Music Educators Association: Bay Section Conference, with a focus on repertoire for elementary and middle school choirs.