• Matthew Otto Artistic Director

    Artistic Director Matthew Otto is an award-winning conductor, educator, and collaborator. With unparalleled dedication to choral music education, Matthew strives to develop artistic excellence, vocal integrity, and empowerment in singers of all ages.

  • Gemma Arguelles Vivo Chorus Director

    Vivo Chorus Director Gemma Arguelles celebrates over thirty years of service as music educator and choir director in Bay Area institutions and in the Philippines.

  • Samantha Maas-Baldwin Allegro Chorus & Arietta Singers Director and Program Manager

    Allegro Chorus & Arietta Singers Director Samantha Maas-Baldwin has been teaching music in the Bay Area for over 15 years.

  • Katie Jenks Prelude Chorus and Dolce Singers Director

    Prelude Chorus and Dolce Singers Director Katie Jenks is a TK-5th grade music teacher in the Oakland Unified School District and has a master’s degree in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Holy Names University.

  • Sian Wittke Young Women's Chorus Assistant Conductor

    Young Women’s Chorus Assistant Conductor Sian Wittke, a Berklee College of Music graduate, has been teaching chorus and music for over 8 year.

  • Kaneez Munjee Managing Director

    Managing Director Kaneez Munjee comes to YWCP with over a decade of experience in arts management.

  • Sheyma Perez Program Assistant

    Program Assistant Sheyma Perez is a Communication Studies major with over 5 years of experience with children.

  • Margaret Halbig Advanced Theory Instructor and Pianist

    Pianist Margaret Halbig holds a DMA from University of California at Santa Barbara and is part of the accompanying and vocal coaching staff at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

  • Joseph Fanvu Theory Instructor & Pianist

    Holding degrees in both Piano Performance and Choral Conducting, Joe Fanvu has over 30 years of experience in choral music.

  • Franz Zhao Pianist

    Franz Zhao holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

  • Jefferson Packer Pianist

    Jefferson Packer has been active as a collaborative pianist and baritone since moving to San Francisco over two decades ago.

Vocal Faculty 

  • Janet Campbell
    Janet Campbell Vocal Faculty (Peninsula)
  • Audrey Howitt
    Audrey Howitt Vocal Faculty (East Bay)
  • Karen Carle Irwin
    Karen Carle Irwin Vocal Faculty (San Francisco)
  • Sally Munro
    Sally Munro Vocal Faculty (San Francisco)