Singer, composer, arranger, recording artist, educator Ellen Robinson is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's busiest music directors. She has helped take many a vocalist from the level of simply wanting to sing, to the stage and is notable for arranging and guiding vocalists toward mastery of nearly any genre of song. Nonetheless, Ellen is definitely at home as a performer herself with a bevy of sold out shows and several CD recordings. In addition to her own jazz performance dates and recording projects, Ellen has worked with literally thousands of students throughout her life and continues to be a gifted and dedicated vocal coach. She is currently the director of the “Anything Goes Chorus” in San Francisco and Oakland. These are community choruses for men and women she founded in 1980. She also teaches a beginning singing class for women called “Swingshift Singers” and directs Musical Theater classes at Stagebridge in Oakland, the nation’s oldest senior theater company. Ellen received her Bachelor of Music degree (voice/piano) from Ithaca College, NY; and pursued graduate studies at Bank Street College of Education, SUNY-Stony Brook, Hofstra University and C.W. Post. She is a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing, a Jefferson Award Winner, and has been a vocal instructor for adults at U.C. Berkeley Extension and a choral director for teenagers in the Oakland Youth Chorus.
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