Location: California, USA
Yohan PartanYohan Partan is currently the co-conductor of USC Apollo Men’s Chorus, music director of San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus, and choir director of Emerson Choir at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church. He is pursuing the Master of Music degree in choral music under Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, Dr. Nick Strimple, Dr. Christian Grases, and Don Brinegar at The Thornton School of Music, the University of Southern California. He received a Bachelor of Music degree with the Student Achiever Award in choral music education and vocal performance in spring 2010 at CSU Stanislaus under the direction of Dr. Daniel Afonso and Dr. Joseph Wiggett.
While a student at CSU Stanislaus, Yohan served for two years as choir director at the Korean First United Methodist Church in Modesto, CA, and worked three years as choir director at Centenary United Methodist Church in Modesto, CA. Mr. Partan was appointed chorus master for the Townsend Opera Players production, The Magic Flute, and was one of three featured conductors for the 18th annual Habitat for Humanity Concert. He has also worked with Dr. Afonso as assistant conductor of CSU Stanislaus Concert Chorale. During the summers of 2008 and 2009, he worked with Dr. Elizabeth Waterbury as assistant conductor at the Shasta Vocal Institute in Redding, CA. Most recently, he worked as the music director for Beyer High School's spring production of Hello Dolly, and the Expressions Summer Theatre production of Annie Jr.
In addition to conducting experience, Yohan has 14 years of experience playing classical, acoustic, electric, and bass guitar for various venues, including worship teams at different churches, and performing for concerts and weddings. He has spent the last 8 years teaching guitar throughout northern California. Mr. Partan has taught voice lessons to students in his own studio and has coached students in many high schools and professional institutions.