Active across the US and abroad as a clinician, teacher, and guest conductor, Magen Solomon has been Artistic Director of the San Francisco Choral Artists since 1995. Together they have premiered over 300 choral works, performed at national conferences, received several Chorus America awards, and released three CDs. Since the fall of 2014 she has served as Artistic Director of the 70-voice San Francisco Bach Choir, an ensemble performing works of all periods and specializing in Baroque and Classical works with professional period-instrument ensembles. Dr. Solomon is also on the faculty of the University of California- Berkeley where she directs the Chamber Chorus. She has served as Artistic Director of the Stockton Chorale and the Oakland Symphony Chorus, and from 2004 - 2010 she taught and conducted in the Choral and Sacred Music department of the University of Southern California. She has also taught at Santa Clara University, UC-Santa Cruz, Smith and Mount Holyoke colleges, and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Solomon guest conducted the California Bach Society, Pro Coro Canada, and other ensembles and has collaborated on performances of major choral works with Michael Tilson Thomas, Nicolas McGegan, Helmuth Rilling, Kent Nagano, and Christoph von Dohnányi among others. She is editor of the “New Voices In Research” column in the Choral Journal, Chair of ACDA’s Herford Dissertation Prize Committee, and has published an edition of Johannes Eccard's "Newe deutzsche Lieder” (1578) with A-R Editions.
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