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Kelly Self is a classically trained vocalist, teacher, and conductor. She is the newly appointed director of the Orange Coast Community College Chorale. She is an experienced high school choral director, and many of her former students have have been accepted into top music universities across the nation. Kelly regularly sings as a member of the Grammy Award winning professional chorus, Pacific Chorale and has had the opportunity to collaborate with the Pacific Symphony in their opera productions of Tosca, La Traviata, Carmen, and Turandot.
Throughout her career, Kelly has had the opportunity to perform many choral solos in works such as Schubert’s Tantum Ergo and Magnificat, Rutter’s Requiem, Faure’s Requiem and Mozart’s Vesperae solemnes. She has sung in prominent venues such as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Dedicated to leadership and the surrounding music community, Kelly has served on the Pacific Chorale Artist’s Council and Southern California Vocal Association Board.
Kelly received dual Bachelor of Music degrees in Education and Vocal Performance from Chapman University Conservatory of Music. Upon graduation, she received the top Conservatory Award for Choral Music Education. She additionally received a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from Chapman University and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from California State University Fullerton, where she studied under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Istad.