East Bay Training Director
In 1998, while earning a degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Betsy Marvit joined SFBC to embark on her dream of working with a top-notch boys’ choir. Shortly thereafter, she joined the Conservatory’s collegiate faculty.
Having developed a passion for choral education, Betsy signed on to teach at Berkeley’s Crowden Music Center, where she ran a choral program for over 12 years. Betsy and her students grew together, eventually creating the critically-acclaimed Crowden Chamber Singers. In 2020, Betsy founded a new choral organization: the Young Musicians Chorus.
Betsy holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Caltech, and the Sorbonne, and studied choral directing with renowned Hungarian Kodály-education masters Judit Hartyányi and László Nemes.
She completed her Level III Kodály training at Holy Names University under Anne Lasky, receiving her certification in 2015.
In addition to teaching music, Betsy is an instructor at the San Francisco Dojo, a parent of two kids who love to sing, and a hard-core cook. She holds awards in composition, tournament fighting, and – yes – cooking.