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Nancy Sulahian, Director

nancysulahian.jpg Nancy Sulahian is the conductor of the Caltech Glee Clubs and Chamber Singers. She holds music degrees from the University of Southern California, having studied choral conducting with Rodney Eichenberger, instrumental conducting with Daniel Lewis and voice with Herta Glaz.

A long-time core member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Ms. Sulahian also performs with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra singing under conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Zubin Mehta, Simon Rattle, Kurt Mazur and Pierre Boulez. An active concert soloist and classical recording artist, her voice is also heard on several movie soundtracks. She is music director at the First United Methodist Church of Glendale and conductor of Disneyland’s annual Christmas Candlelight Procession.

William Schmidt, Accompanist

williamschmidt.jpg Bill has been accompanying in the Los Angeles area for the last 22 years. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and then moved to California in 1985 to pursue an advanced degree in accompanying at USC, where he studied with Brooks Smith. He currently serves on the staff of the Academy of Jewish Religion in Los Angeles, where he accompanies the cantorial liturgy classes.

He is the accompanist for all choral activities at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada, and also accompanies for the LA Opera program "Voices for Tolerance" in several local school districts. He serves as an organist at Oneonta Congregational Church in South Pasadena, and accompanies the Anglican Chorale as they perform in various churches in the Southern California area.