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Mark Sumner

Director
msumner@ucchoral.berkeley.edu
Dr. Sumner's prior teaching experience includes teaching at UC Santa Barbara and USC in addition to several other institutions; he has an extensive background as a professional performer and conductor. He has also served as music director and stage director for various theater companies and churches in Southern California, Oklahoma and Texas. He has also served as the Vice President and CFO of Hunter Communications, Inc. and as the Comptroller, past CFO and Chairman of the Board for Hunter Media, Inc.
A native of Oklahoma, Mark has a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Music from the University of Southern California. He received his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas and a Bachelor's degree in music from Oklahoma State University. He is the recipient of several music scholarships including the Gordon Getty Music Scholarship from 1989-90. He was also the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from the Sapulpa Board of Education in 1989 (one of only two given in the school system history).

William Garcia Ganz

Associate Director
billganz@ucchoral.berkeley.edu
Bill Ganz is very active in the Bay Area choral arena, and has directed the San Francisco Cable Car Chorus and the Golden Gate Men's Chorus since 1991. He is director of two of the nine extracurricular choruses of the UC Choral Ensembles. Bill earned a Master's degree in conducting from San Francisco State University, studying with Byron MacGilvray, Laslo Varga, and Karla Lemon. He has also studied with Rodney Eichenberger and Dr. Greg Lyne.