Artistic Director - Ilan Glasman

Dr. Ilan Glasman received a D.M.A. in Choral Music from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, Master of Arts in Music Performance from San Jose State University, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of California Santa Barbara. He is director of the choral program at De Anza College and conducts the Monday evening De Anza Chorale and the select Vintage Singers. In addition, Ilan works with vocal students and teaches academic music classes. He has taught at the School of the Arts in San Francisco, the Hamilton Academy of Music in Los Angeles, Coe College, in Iowa, and Olivet College in Michigan. Dr. Glasman conducts internationally, and groups under his direction consistently receive superior ratings at festivals and competitions.

Director Emeritus - Janice Gunderson

Janice Gunderson became the second director of the Peninsula Master Chorale (renamed Peninsula Cantare) in January 1997 after serving as the accompanist since 1986. After 15 very successful years, she retired as director in December 2011.

Founding Director - Carl Sitton

Carl Sitton founded the Peninsula Master Chorale (now Peninsula Cantare) in 1971 and directed it until his death in 1996. He began teaching at Cañada College, Redwood City, California, at its inception in 1968 and was head of the voice and choral departments. He was known widely in the United States as a choral conductor and composer. A student of the French composer, Darius Milhaud, he published over twenty five compositions and arrangements, as well as nine commissioned scores for theater and dance and two anthems commissioned by Woodside Village Church for their centennial celebration in 1993. He was president of the Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and appeared as a conductor at the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association.

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