Our Leaders

David Martin, Director

David Martin brings over 30 years of high school and college music education experience to the Healdsburg Chorus. He received his Bachelors degree in Music Education from San Francisco State University and pursued graduate studies at San Francisco State University, Golden Gate University, and University of Calgary. While teaching, David played violin professionally with music notables including Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Sarah Brightman, Josh Groban and other musicians on tour in the Bay Area. He has conducted bands, choirs, and orchestras domestically and internationally in Singapore, Australia, China, and Japan. He lives in Healdsburg with his wife Jane and continues his musical endeavors guest conducting, adjudicating, and playing violin. He enjoys international travel, loves to cook, and delights in spending time with his three granddaughters.

Stephen Riedel, Accompanist

Stephen Riedel is a full-time piano teacher at Stanroy Music Center and has been teaching since 2001. He is a Certified Simply Music teacher, which is a “playing-based” approach to piano covering Blues, Classical, Chords, Accompaniment and Contemporary styles. He has been teaching the method since 2011 and has really enjoyed seeing the progress with his students. Stephen has been musical since elementary school. He began with trumpet and was in his junior high marching band. His piano studies started in high school and he received his A.A. from Santa Rosa Jr. College and B.A. from Sonoma State University with a Classical emphasis. While at SSU he often accompanied a fellow vocalist and worked with a flutist for his senior recital. He also sang in the chorus for several semesters and really enjoyed it.  In his free time Stephen enjoys the outdoors, hiking and skiing in winter, local travel, good food, listening to music, movies and seeing his family and friends.

Board of Directors 2023-24

President: Doug Nalle

Vice-President: David Gill (Publicity)

Treasurer: PJ Lenz

Secretary: Barbara Rosen (CD and Tickets)

Member  at Large:  Rick Davis (Logistics)

Member at Large: Linda Chaffin (Fundraising)

Member at Large:  Kathleen Kane (Membership)

Member at Large: Lolly Stafford (Performance)

Past President: Janet Ziedrich (Ex Officio Director)