ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR
John Koza earned his Master's degree in choral conducting and his Bachelor's degree in vocal performance at San José State University. In addition to conducting the Camerata Singers, he is the Conductor of the Carmel Bach Festival Youth Chorus and the Assistant Conductor for the Carmel Bach Festival Chorus, Director of Music for First Presbyterian Church of Monterey, and is on the faculty of Hartnell College.
John has performed throughout Europe with the Choraliers (San José State University), winning five of the highest awards in the Seghizzi Choral Competition in Gorizia, Italy, as well as performing for the World Symposium of Choral Music in Rotterdam. In September 2000, the American Choral Directors Association published his Master's Thesis: "Twentieth-Century Choral Settings of Psalm 150" in the Choral Journal. Well known in the Monterey Bay area for his imaginative programming, John is dedicated to mentoring singers in the disciplines and joys of choral singing.