Musical Leadership


 

David Long

David Long, Accompanist

David has been an accompanist, music director, multi-instrumentalist, and music educator in the Santa Cruz County and greater Bay Area since 1999. After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Classical Piano studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2003, David quickly established himself as an in-demand instrumentalist and vocal coach in Santa Cruz County. Focusing primarily on choral accompaniment, David served as both accompanist and music director at St. Joseph's Catholic Church from 2003-2014, accompanist for Pacific Voices Community choir since 2005, and has participated in concerts for the Santa Cruz Chamber Players over the last 3 years. Other highlights include serving as accompanist and bass singer for the California Central Coast Chorale which has toured internationally and performed at such outstanding venues as St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Carnegie Hall, and St. Stephan's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria. As of 2017, David is pursuing a Master's Degree in Musicology at the University of California, Santa Cruz with an emphasis on historic recordings and late romantic-era piano performance practice.


Kitchy Burdette, Assistant Conductor

Kitchy graduated from Chico State with a degree in Music and an emphasis on Voice, and continued on to get her teaching credential. Teaching is what she loves to do. For 33 years, she has taught choir, guitar, and drama for Santa Cruz City Schools at Mission Hill Junior High and Soquel High School. She is still active at Soquel High as a music class substitute.

Kitchy started singing with Unity Choir (currently Pacific Voices) in the spring of 1999. She is active as a singer, and acted as Assistant Director for several years, and also as interim Director.

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