Young Men’s Division Director, Bravi and Aria Conductor, Voice Master Class Clinician
Baritone, clinician, and educator Jace Wittig is excited to join the artistic faculty of Cantabile Youth Singers for the 2016-2017 season as Director of the Young Men's Division and as a Vocal Master Class clinician, as well as the conductor of Aria. A native of Indianapolis, he began his musical training as a young singer with the Indianapolis Children's Choir under the direction of Henry Leck, performing and touring often in North America and Europe. He received his Bachelors of Music degree in Vocal Performance at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, studying voice with Dr. Craig Priebe and piano with Dr. Jim Helton. Mr. Wittig sang baritone with the Grammy-award winning men’s choir Chanticleer for five seasons and served as the Interim Music Director from 2011 to 2014, during which time Chanticleer collaborated frequently with Maestra Elena Sharkova. An active participant in the Bay Area choral scene, he currently serves as an Artist-in-Residence at the San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) and has served as the Interim Music Director for the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco, dedicated to the commissioning and performance of new choral music. In 2015, Wittig founded GAUDE, a professional a cappella octet specializing in music of the Renaissance, which he directs. His other interests include stumbling through old piano music and cooking for his loved ones. He is thankful for the unending support of his friends and family, and for the opportunity to work with the talented young singers in Cantabile.