Level I Director and Community Engagement Coordinator
Ondine Young holds a doctoral degree in choral conducting and early music performance from the University of Southern California, and also studied at UC Santa Cruz and UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Young has worked as a music director at The Crowden School, Faith Lutheran Church, Marin School of the Arts, Bentley School, Oakland School for the Arts, the San Francisco Boys Chorus, and University of San Diego. Previously, she headed the choral program at the University of San Diego.
Ondine performs with various ensembles including Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, La Monica, American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque, Musica Angelica, Sacramento Baroque Soloists, the California Bach Society and at festivals in Berkeley, Boston, Amherst, Santa Cruz, Aspen and Abbaye-aux-Dames (France). She has recorded for Musical Heritage Society, Albany Records & Focus among other labels.
Ondine is a Berkeley native, and lives with her children Talia and Liam; they all love to perform together when possible with their cellist father, William Skeen.