Graduate Chorale Director
A resident and native of Oakland California, Alexander Taite graduated in 2007 from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor’s Degree in music theory and composition. He emphasized in vocal performance and jazz piano.
He spent four years teaching theory and conducting choirs at the Oakland School for the Arts. In 2014 He placed third in the inaugural James Toland Vocal Arts competition and in 2016 took audience favorite. He was a finalist in the East Bay Opera League scholarship competition in 2015.
He is currently writing two songbooks of spirituals, one for solo voice with piano and one for acapella chorus. He finds great joy in singing with the San Francisco Opera chorus; Directing Chorus Eclectic; teaching with the SF Opera Guild (SF Opera’s education and outreach department); teaching private piano, music theory, and voice lessons; and conducting the graduate level ensemble at the San Francisco Boys Chorus.