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Alan Geier

Soloist, vocal coach and Accompanist for Pasadena Pro Musica.


  • Employed part time by California Philharmonic, Caltech, and Pasadena Pro Musica.
  • Faculty of Music, Humboldt State University (faculty associate).
  • Director of Humboldt State University annual Chamber Music Workshop.
  • Accomplished pianist and singer with extensive professional performance experience.

Biographical Sketch

Alan Geier graduated in l975 from Pomona College, where he studied piano with John Steele Ritter, played chamber music with Giora Bernstein, accompanied the Glee Clubs, under William F. Russell, and sang in the Blue & White Barbershop Quartet.

He received his Master’s Degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College in l978, and for more than 25 years worked as a full-time music teacher for Middle and Upper School students at Polytechnic School in Pasadena. The classes he teaches include: Music Appreciation, Chamber Music, Musical Theater, Choral Singing, and Music History.

In l986-87, 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 Gunther Theuring, and hosted international chamber music sessions in his apartment.

For many years Alan was the Piano Coach for the Adult Chamber Music Workshops at Humboldt State University, where he is on the Music Faculty as a Faculty Associate, and this summer will mark his 5th year as Director of the Workshop. Alan is active as a freelance pianist and singer in Southern California, including work with the Donald Brinegar Singers, the California Philharmonic Chorale, Pasadena Pro Musica under Stephen Grimm, the Wagner Ensemble under Jeannine Wagner, and the Caltech Women’s Glee Club under Desiree La Vertu.

In October 1997 he soloed with the Claremont Symphony Orchestra, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto #9 in E flat; in March of 2006 he soloed with Pasadena Pro Musica in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. Alan has been fortunate to work with many fine conductors and composers, including Michael Tilson Thomas, Jester Hairston, Rodney Eichenberger, Daniel Pinkham, Roger Wagner, Morten Lauridsen, Frank Ticheli and Eric Whitacre.


  • American Choral Directors Association,
  • Music Educators National Conference,
  • Chamber Music America.
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The chorus consists entirely of auditioned, accomplished musicians who volunteer their services from the beginning through the end of each concert season.


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


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


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


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