Vocal

Ben Kazez

Baritone Ben Kazez has performed in the Monteverdi Choir under Sir John Eliot Gardiner and as soloist at Barcelona's Petit Palau, Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, and London’s St John’s Smith Square and Milton Court.

Choral Skills Immersion Class

The Choral Skills Immersion Class is taught by SFGC's renowned faculty. Singers will explore and build their skills in vocal technique, ear training, sight-singing, and music theory. The program is recommended for any singer interested in enhancing their vocal and music skills in preparation for auditioning for one of SFGC's Chorus School upper Levels (Levels III and IV) for the 2021-2022 school year.

Justin Montigne

Justin Montigne offers vocal training to singers of all ages, ability levels, and voice types, with an emphasis on opera, art song, early music, and musical theater. Body awareness, breath, and communication are central tenets of Dr. Montigne’s vocal pedagogy and his own singing. Everyone has a voice worth developing in lessons, and most students find their singing skill and confidence increase dramatically in the first few months of training. Voice training can improve vocal ability in many areas of life, from public speaking, to interviews, to interpersonal communication.

Tara Simon

Tara Simon is a professional singer, songwriter and celebrity vocal coach. She became widely recognized as a top finalist on the second season of the X Factor. Her determination and drive to succeed began early. She moved to New York City on her 18th birthday, her sights set firmly on Broadway. When the audition dates for Fame were announced, the creative community in the Big Apple was set on fire with excitement.

Emily Cardwell

A composer, singer, improviser, poet, and art-maker, Emily's passions are creating chamber works, installation pieces, and electronic music. She collaborates with visual artists and choreographers, most closely with BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance, with whom she has performed live at Danspace Project, Federal Plaza, Gibney Dance Center, NY City Center, and Triskelion Arts. Her works are inspired by nature, politics, and the human condition, and express both traditional and experimental styles of music.

Natascha Bach

Natascha Bach, private voice instructor, has impacted the lives of children for over 20 years as a choir director, music educator, and private voice teacher. She is passionate about the role music plays in learning and well-being. Utilizing her expertise in vocal pedagogy, her work with vocal students focuses on raising awareness of their physical positioning and how adjustments to each aspect of their body influences vocal results, empowering singers.