MISSION OF THE SAN DIEGO INTERFAITH CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA
The San Diego Interfaith Choir and Orchestra (SDICO) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established to provide high-level opportunities for members of the Interfaith Community to perform sacred and secular music from a variety of traditions and styles within a large vocal and instrumental ensemble.
Our aim is to educate children, youth, and adults in choral singing and sacred music; to encourage and develop musical talent; to promote original works and arrangements of sacred music; and to provide uplifting musical experiences that will benefit and add culture to all who participate whether as audience or artist.
We anticipate that this effort will further benefit music in the Interfaith Community as participants take their developed talents and musical leadership to enhance music in local congregations, faith centers, and other cultural endeavors.
We also pledge to donate funds raised beyond our expenses to help those in need in partnership with other faith-based organizations as they seek to feed the hungry, provide shelter, and assist and improve the lives of those in our communities.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman & Founder
As music director of the Welk Resorts Theatre San Diego, Justin has 20 years of experience in mounting musical productions, including experience in auditioning talent, providing musical leadership, organizing musicians, working with a creative team, and working with management in areas of budgeting, quality control, personnel issues, and helping to create a five-star resort experience. He holds a bachelor's degree in music, as well as a masters degree in instrumental conducting from San Diego State University. He owns and operates a recording studio in his home, where he creates fully orchestrated soundtracks for theatres across the western United States.
Vice Chairman & Orchestra Contractor
Cathy is an accomplished violinist, having performed at many freelance venues around San Diego County for the past 30 years. She has spent thousands of hours instructing violin students of all ages and abilities and has served as the choir director at her church for several years. Additionally, during the past 13 years of homeschooling her four children, she has organized and directed homeschool musicals involving other children for 10 of those years.
Anna studied vocal performance at Brigham Young University. Professionally, she has spent the last 13 years working in various technical fields, such as data analyst and technical writer. Anna has enjoyed performing in numerous church musical productions since the age of three, both as a soloist and as a choir member. She especially enjoys performing in ensembles with her two sisters. Most recently, Anna performed as Mama Weaver in the Mormon Battalion Company B production held at San Diego Old Town.
ASSISTANT Choir Director
Rowena holds a bachelor of music degree with an emphasis in vocal pedagogy from Brigham Young University, She has taught voice for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in choral conducting, including assistant conductor for The Dan Carter Singers in Salt Lake City, Utah, for both live performances and studio recordings, musical director for the Triad Theater, Salt Lake City, Utah, She has also considerable performance experience, including soloing with the Murray, Utah Symphony, and as a member of the Salt Lake City Opera Chorus. Rowena currently performs with the Orange County Mormon Choral Organization as second soprano. Rowena has performed numerous stage roles in musicals in the Salt Lake City, Utah area and in Escondido and Vista, California.
Greg has a bachelor of arts degree in theater from Brigham Young University, with minors in business (managerial accounting emphasis) and mathematics. He is a member of the Screen actor's Guild, and has worked professionally on stage, in television, and in film. He is currently employed as an electronic engineer and has worked successfully with start-up companies as well as major, high-volume corporations. Greg is a member of the Orange County Mormon Choral Organization where he performs as baritone.