"The Sociology of Gay Choirs" | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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"The Sociology of Gay Choirs"

October 18, 2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Andres Cladera (Artistic Director, Renaissance City Choirs, Pittsburgh)

Sponsored by Music and Women's Studies

Andres Cladera, 2007 Outstanding Young Conductor of the Association of Choral Directors of America, is the Artistic Director of the Renaissance City Choirs and Artistic Director of The Microscopic Opera Company.

Previous positions include Director of the Upper School Choral Program at the Ellis School and membership in the PROPEL Commission with the City of Pittsburgh and Mayor Luke Ravensthal. Andres has also taught at the Summer Music Program at the Julliard School, and Chatham College. He has prior conducting experience with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Early Music Consort, BASOTI, and the Third Presbyterian Choir. Awards include The Young Artist Encouragement Award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and First Place at The Luis Troccoli International Piano Competition. Mr. Cladera holds a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from Carnegie Mellon University and Bachelors of Fine Arts degrees in Piano and Vocal Performance from the College of Charleston. Mr. Cladera’s upcoming engagements are: music director and conductor for Quantum Theater’s production of Maria De Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzola and guest conductor with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles.

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