Michael Shahani

Photo of Michael Shahani Department Music Department 
 Office Creative Arts 128
 Phone (415) 239-3641
 Mailbox A68
 E-Mail mshahani@ccsf.edu
 Spring 2014 
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Spring 2014 Teaching Schedule
MUS 12 Choir 1.0 35476 501 Lec M 06:30-10:00PM 01/27-05/19 ART U133 Deadlines Final Book MUS 14 Chorale 1.0 35477 501 Lec M 06:30-10:00PM 01/27-05/19 ART U133 Deadlines Final Book MUS 200A Ensemble Musical Theatre 1.0 35949 001 Lab HOURS ARR DRT  Deadlines Book WAIT LIST MUS 200B Supporting-Musical Theatre 2.0 35950 001 Lab HOURS ARR DRT  Deadlines Book WAIT LIST MUS 200C Leading-Musical Theatre 3.0 35951 001 Lab HOURS ARR DRT  Deadlines Book WAIT LIST

B.M. in Voice Performance, University of Nebraska;
M.A in Conducting, University of California, Davis;
Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the Hartt School

Michael Shahani has been a member of CCSF Music Department since 1987.

His teachers include Marie Sloss (piano), Fred Ewing (voice), David Ahlstrom, Michael Senturia, Murry Sidlin, Gunther Schuller, and Harold Farberman.

Dr. Shahani has conducted more than 350 performances of more than 60 different operas and musicals. He has also conducted several orchestras in dozens of concerts. He founded both the Hesperian Ensemble Orchestra and the Moraga Chamber Orchestra in the San Francisco area. He has served as Musical Director for Verismo Opera, VOICES/SF Opera Ensemble, Theater Concord, San Francisco Recreation Symphony, Lyric Theatre of San Jose, and Contra Costa Musical Theater for which he won the 1988 Shellie Award for Outstanding Musical Director. He has been a guest conductor with the Varna Philharmonic, Pleven Philharmonic, and Rousse Philharmonic orchestras in Bulgaria, the China Film Philharmonic in Beijing, the Orquestra Sinfonica de Londrina in Brazil, and the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra. In 1997 and in 1999, he competed in the Mario Gusella International Conducting Competition in Pescara, Italy, and in 2007 he competed in the Bartok Opera Conducting Competition in Romania. He continues to make singing appearances in the San Francisco area. He has particular expertise in the musical theater and opera works of Kurt Weill.

He is a member of the Conductors Guild.

He is married and has three children, and enjoys dancing, bicycling, SCUBA diving and cooking.

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