St. Ignatius

Choral Music

Welcome to SI Choral Music!       

SI has become one of the top high school Choral programs in Northern California!  The choirs have performed throughout the city of San Francisco and greater Bay Area, participated in choral festivals and competitions and traveled on performance tours around the world.

To learn more about the choirs in the program, click "About the Choral Program" in the navigation column to the left.
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About Choral Director Audrey Gomes

B.A. Vocal Performance and B.S. Marketing, Santa Clara University 2017. SCU Descalzi Award 2016. M.M. Kodaly Theory and Education Emphasis, Holy Names University 2020. 

I have been incredibly blessed to be part of many performing groups as both a singer and instrumentalist. This includes gospel choirs, madrigal groups, many chamber singing groups, New Music ensembles, and even a Gamelan ensemble. 

As a musician, I think it is important to keep your instrument in the best shape possible. As singers, our instruments are our bodies, and keeping our instruments in shape means treating our bodies well. I like to focus on proper technique and healthy singing with my students. I also emphasize the importance of reading music, having an impeccable ear, and trying new things. 

I embrace the Kodaly Music Education philosophy that relies on a heavy music theory emphasis in conjunction with ear training. I try my best to act as a teacher that embodies one of Zoltan Kodaly’s best quotes; "Teach music and singing at school in such a way that it is not a torture but a joy for the pupil; instill a thirst for finer music in them, a thirst which will last for a lifetime." ~ Zoltan Kodaly

I live in Oakland with my cat Gertie and husband (as of August 14th, 2021) Dean-Austin. Most weekends, you can find me performing with my family band at winerys throughout the Bay Area.