“It is our dream that the CSUB Children’s Choir will nurture a new generation of life-long music makers. And that it will enrich the life of our students and the Bakersfield community.”Dr. Angel Vazquez-Ramos, Director of Choral Studies
Group 1 (1st & 2nd grade) and Group 2 (3rd & 4th grade) classes are held at CSUB in the Music Building, Room 127.
We hold class Wednesdays beginning Jan. 30 through May with two different start times.
With over 20 years of collective experience, we bring out the best in each of our students.
Maritza Borja is the Director of Vocal Music at James Curran Middle School. She has been teaching choir for the Bakersfield City School District since 2015. She earned a BA degree in Music Education from California State University, Bakersfield. Since then, she has furthered her education by taking summer courses in the Kodály Methodology. She looks forward to implementing an engaging approach to music literacy in Level 2.
Anna Santiago is an elementary music and chorus teacher for the Panama-Buena Vista School district. She has been in education since 2008, working with children from ages 4-18, both privately and in the school setting. She graduated from CSUB with a BA in Music Education and received a single subject credential in Music. She hopes to share her experience with our Level 1 (1st and 2nd grade) students.
Angel M. Vázquez-Ramos, a native of Carolina, Puerto Rico is Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Studies at California State University, Bakersfield. He teaches undergraduate courses in music education, choral conducting, and conducts the University Singers and Chamber Singers. Before his appointment to CSUB, he served as Director of Choral Music Education at Chapman University from 2010 to 2015.
We encourage our young singers to do their absolute best in a well equipped, safe, and loving learning environment.