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  • Calieanne Grossheim
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  • Kathleen Hansen

    Artistic Director

    Kathleen Hansen has been working in the field of music education and performance since 1998. She has a Bachelor of Music degree specializing in music education and trumpet, a single subject teaching credential, and a Master of Music degree specializing in conducting.

    Kathleen has broad and inclusive experience directing, teaching, and performing. She has worked with students ages 5 to 95 and has performed on a diverse array of stages from small courtyards in Italy to prestigious sold-out halls across the US. These experiences have shaped both her approach to making music and to helping others find their voice. Kathleen is passionate about creating an environment of belonging while helping singers discover their unique voice.

    Kathleen is a Master Director with the San Diego Chorus as well as Artistic Director of the San Diego Women’s Chorus. She serves as the Artistic 411 Advisor for the international GALA Chorus association. She is an active clinician, musical adjudicator, presenter, voice teacher and coach. Additionally, Kathleen serves on the International Faculty of Sweet Adelines International.

    Kathleen designs and edits virtual music ensembles, has a YouTube channel and gives online voice lessons.

  • Calieanne Grossheim

    Assistant to the Artistic Director

    Caileanne brings an extensive music background to SDWC. A Florida native, Grossheim received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance degree from the University of North Florida and her Master in Choral Conducting from Texas State University. Throughout her educational career, Grossheim has worked with a diverse group of choirs, including high school students, university choirs, volunteer church groups, community choirs, and a chorus composed of refugees resettled in the Jacksonville area. “In the spirit of activism, creativity, and community, I am eager to make music with the San Diego Women’s Chorus,” Grossheim said. “I have always been drawn to thoughtful programming that leads singers and audiences toward their best selves.”

  • Emily Strong

    Marketing Assistant

    A recent addition to the SDWC staff, Emily hails from the Navy, where she managed public relations, social media and general marketing for the military branch. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Business Administration.

  • Balboa Headshot

    Kathleen Hansen

    Artistic Director

    Kathleen Hansen has been working in the field of music education and performance since 1998. She has a Bachelor of Music degree specializing in music education and trumpet, a single subject teaching credential, and a Master of Music degree specializing in conducting.

    Kathleen has broad and inclusive experience directing, teaching, and performing. She has worked with students ages 5 to 95 and has performed on a diverse array of stages from small courtyards in Italy to prestigious sold-out halls across the US. These experiences have shaped both her approach to making music and to helping others find their voice. Kathleen is passionate about creating an environment of belonging while helping singers discover their unique voice.

    Kathleen is a Master Director with the San Diego Chorus as well as Artistic Director of the San Diego Women’s Chorus. She serves as the Artistic 411 Advisor for the international GALA Chorus association. She is an active clinician, musical adjudicator, presenter, voice teacher and coach. Additionally, Kathleen serves on the International Faculty of Sweet Adelines International.

    Kathleen designs and edits virtual music ensembles, has a YouTube channel and gives online voice lessons.

  • Calieanne Grossheim

    Calieanne Grossheim

    Assistant to the Artistic Director

    Caileanne brings an extensive music background to SDWC. A Florida native, Grossheim received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance degree from the University of North Florida and her Master in Choral Conducting from Texas State University. Throughout her educational career, Grossheim has worked with a diverse group of choirs, including high school students, university choirs, volunteer church groups, community choirs, and a chorus composed of refugees resettled in the Jacksonville area. “In the spirit of activism, creativity, and community, I am eager to make music with the San Diego Women’s Chorus,” Grossheim said. “I have always been drawn to thoughtful programming that leads singers and audiences toward their best selves.”

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    Emily Strong

    Marketing Assistant

    A recent addition to the SDWC staff, Emily hails from the Navy, where she managed public relations, social media and general marketing for the military branch. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Business Administration.

A powerful show with music that provided just the magical, healing experience that so many of us need!

The music was wonderful and uplifting.

Impressive!

Loved the diverse music selections!

The sound of the voices were so healing after these long traumatic years of the pandemic.

Board of Directors 2022

Current as of May 2022

  • Karen Kaufman President
  • Jo Davis Vice President
  • Ellen Brown Treasurer
  • Giovanna Zerbi Secretary and Grants

Board Members-at-Large

  • Lisa Aragon Marketing
  • Iztla Castaño Inclusion & Culture
  • Megan Laurel Fisher Community
  • Christine Lindgren Fundraising and Donations

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For 35 years, SDWC has provided a safe space to encourage women’s creativity, celebrate diversity, and inspire social action. SDWC welcomes women, gender non-conforming, nonbinary and transgender individuals as singers.

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