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Othello Jefferson, SFGC Associate Teaching Artist for Bayview Chorus Program

Othello Jefferson holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a music teaching credential from San Francisco State University. An award-winning Choir Director while teaching at San Francisco’s Lowell High School for 10 years, he is currently the Choir Director at Sequoia High School and Accompanist/ Organist for the Ragazzi Boys Chorus, both in Redwood City, CA. He also serves as Minister of Music for the First African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in San Francisco as well as the denomination's Western Episcopal District. Othello received a Gospel Music Award from San Francisco’s Academy of Gospel and a Negro Spirituals Heritage Keepers Award from the Friends of Negro Spirituals in Oakland.