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What People Are Saying About Us
Dr. Craig Jessup, Director Emeritus of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and current Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University
"To work and perform the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 with Elena Sharkova and the Cantabile Youth Singers was one of the great experiences of my professional career. The beauty of their angelic voices coupled with the mature artistry of their musical performance is simply one of the great treasures of children's choirs in America!”
Jim Papoulis, Composer and Conductor
I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of choirs on all continents, and Cantabile is among the best. My experience with Elena Sharkova and her choirs was magical. The musical integrity, the desire to improve, and the vision by an amazing conductor, creates a superb experience for the creation of real music. The combination of musicianship, depth of programming, and pure enjoyment from the choristers was truly unique.”
David Bratman, San Francisco Classical Voice
"The choruses outstripped even the soloists in awesomeness…The Chorale enunciated its lyrics with a clarity that overwhelmed its position far off at the back of the stage."
Parent of Two Cantabile Singers
Thank you all for this weekend's (annual Retreat) amazing learning opportunity for the kids. Today's school pressures are intense and kids are pulled in so many directions by competing commitments. Because they are immersed in a community of people who are dedicated to the art form - teachers, musicians, staff, students, parents and they get to be with Cantabile 24/7, their teachers and role models, and they get peer support from friends, who also happen to be cool kids, these choir intensives really fire up their innate love of singing, and renew their commitment! Thank you so much for making this happen!
Meet Our Artistic Director
Artistic Director and Conductor of Vocalise, Artistic Advisor to Aria
Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Ms. Sharkova received a Bachelor’s Degree in music education and piano and subsequently a graduate degree in conducting from the world-renowned St. Petersburg Rimski-Korsakov State Conservatoire, alma mater to Tchaikovski, Prokofiev...
Meet Our Artistic Staff
LANEY MCCLAIN ARMSTRONG
Associate Conductor and Director of Musicianship, Conductor of Ensemble, Teacher of Prep 3, and Aria Conductor and Supervisor
Training Division Director, Conductor of Intermediate and Intermediate Honors, Teacher of Prep 1, Prep 2 and Prep 3
Conductor of Bravi
OFER DAL LAL
Special Event Assistant Conductor
Ofer dal Lal recently relocated to the Bay Area after finishing a master’s degree in conducting at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv. Shortly after arriving to the area he joined the faculty of Cantabile Youth Singers and most recently was appointed Artistic Director of Cantabella Children’s Chorus in the Tri-Valley.
Teacher of Prep 1 and Prep 2
Accompanist, Ensemble and Vocalise
Vocal Training Group Director and Voice Master Class Clinician
Get In Touch With Us
- Office Location:
1000 Fremont Ave, Suite 215
Los Altos, CA 94024
Classes & Rehearsals:
461 Orange Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94022
- Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm