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Alan Geier

Soloist, vocal coach and Accompanist for Pasadena Pro Musica.

Career

  • Taught Music Full-Time for 38 years at Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA (retired 2017)
  • Faculty Associate at Humboldt State University/ Director of HSU Chamber Music Workshop for 18 years
  • Staff Accompanist at Occidental College
  • Singer/Accompanist with the Donald Brinegar Singers
  • Accompanist and Singer for Pasadena Pro Musica

Biographical Sketch

Alan Geier graduated in 1975 from Pomona College, where he studied piano with John Steele Ritter, played chamber music with Giora Bernstein, accompanied the Glee Clubs and sang in the Blue & White Barbershop Quartet.

He received his Master’s Degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College in 1978, and for 38 years worked as a full-time music teacher for Middle and Upper School students at Polytechnic School in Pasadena. The classes he taught include: Music Appreciation, Music History, Musical Theater, Chamber Music and Choral Music.

In 1986-87, as a recipient of the Dudley Wright Grant, he spent a year making music and studying German in Vienna, Austria. Among other activities there, he performed with the Wiener Jeunesse Chor under Gunter Theuring, and hosted international chamber music sessions in his apartment.

For many years Alan was the Piano Coach for the Adult Chamber Music Workshop at Humboldt State University, and for 18 years he has been Director of the Workshop.

Alan is active as a freelance pianist and singer in Southern California, including work with the Donald Brinegar Singers, Lineage Performing Arts Center, and Caltech Glee Clubs. He currently serves as Staff Accompanist at Occidental College, where he accompanies singers, choral groups, instrumentalists, and a Musical Theater class.

In 1997 Alan soloed with the Claremont Symphony Orchestra, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto #9; with Pasadena Pro Musica he has soloed in concertos by Mozart and Shostakovich, as well as Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. He enjoys making music with his flutist wife, Barbara (also a Pro Musica member!) and has been fortunate to work with many fine conductors and composers, including Michael Tilson Thomas, Jester Hairston, Rodney Eichenberger, Daniel Pinkham, Roger Wagner, Jeannine Wagner, Desiree La Vertu, Morten Lauridsen, Frank Ticheli, and Eric Whitacre.

Memberships

  • American Choral Directors Association,
  • Music Educators National Conference,
  • Chamber Music America.
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Chorus

The chorus consists entirely of auditioned, accomplished musicians who volunteer their services from the beginning through the end of each concert season.

SOPRANO

Claudia Bailey
Susan Beach
Katherine Brugman
Bea Buchman
Colleen Charles
Pamela Clark
Regina Colombo
Juliana Ferry
Louise Ghandhi
Carlotta Glackin
Darienne Hetherman
Pam Hogle
Susette Horspool
Toni LeBel
Diana Loomis
Sallie Manson
Esther Martin
Alice Maupin
Melanie McKinnell
Beverly Murata
Kathryn Nishibayashi
Rebecca Smith
Robin Sohmer
Denise Sonke
Kathy Spradling
Amy Waters

ALTO

Sara Acharya
Bauer Hannelore
Elaine L. Bearer
Andrea Booth
Molly Bosted
Sierra Brown
Robbie Davis
Diana Fiore
Barbara Geier
Deanne Hendricks
Becky Loving
Katerina Lynch
Dorrie McArthur
Denise Meyer
Carol Miller
Leslie Nord
Marcia Peters
Judith Radovsky
Janice Ruggles
Martha Ree
Melva Watts
Edwenna Werner
Sara Willard

TENOR

David Cheung
Anthony Concepcion
Weslee Glenn
Glynnis Golden Ortiz
Betsy Hanger
Eugene Hui
Rosie Mestel
John Odell
Lon Peters
Kevin Sharkey
Andy Steadman
Arthur Valera

BASS

Paul Audley
Steven Bermann
Alan Geier
John Hirlinger Saylor
Nicholas Hirlinger Saylor
Robert C. Holmes
Alan Horais
Marshall Huang
David McArthur
Alex Murray
Escott Norton
Leigh Torgerson
Brian Wernicke