Kim Ritzer, 2018-2019 Chair – Green Valley High School – firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 All-State High School Choir Conductor
Dr. Iris S. Levine
Dr. Iris S. Levine is well-known for her excellence in choral conducting. She is founder and artistic director of VOX Femina Los Angeles, L.A.’s premiere women’s chorus. Dr. Levine is highly recognized for innovative concert programming and her extensive knowledge and breadth of women’s choral literature makes her sought-after as a guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician.
Dr. Levine has charted VOX Femina on an impressive 21-year journey, building its prominence in the choral community by way of numerous appearances at ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) conventions, Chorus America conferences, and over 300 appearances throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. Dr. Levine is the current Dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Now in her 29th year at the institution, Dr. Levine previously served as Music Department Chair and Professor of Music. She earned her Doctorate in Choral Music from the University of Southern California under the tutelage of Rodney Eichenberger, and she holds a Masters degree in Choral Conducting from Temple University, where she studied with Alan Harler. She is a member of ACDA, IFCM, and Chorus America.
Dr. Levine authored the chapter on “Working with the Women’s Community Choir” in the 2012 GIA publication: Conducting Women’s Choirs: Strategies for Success. Dr. Levine is also known for her leadership skills and she has served in numerous posts with the American Choral Directors Association, including serving as the National Chair for Women’s Choruses. Dr. Levine has a passion for commissioning, promoting, and performing music by women composers. She offers workshops, lectures, and demonstrations on the music of women composers and she is the editor for the Iris S. Levine Treble Choral Series with Pavane Publishing.