Staff

DIRECTOR

William Zinn

Since arriving in California in 1980, Bill has dedicated his professional life to the Sacramento area’s musical community as a teacher in the public schools, as a church chorister, and performer. He has performed as a member and Assistant Chorus Master of the Sacramento Opera Chorus. He now sings with the Sacramento Master Singers, whom he now serves as their President and bass section leader. His students have performed in Washington D.C., Chicago, New Orleans, Pearl Harbor, New York City, Disneyland, as well as for the Sacramento Youth Symphony and the Camellia Symphony. Bill has taught music in the Davis Joint Unified School District for since 2003 at Davis High School, Holmes Junior High, and Harper Junior High. In 2002 Bill was awarded Music Teacher of the Year by the Capitol Section of the California Music Educators Association.

 

CHOREOGRAPHER

Jeff Teague

Jeff is grateful for the opportunity to share his love and passion of dance with the Davis High School Jazz Choir.  He has Choreographed/Directed at theaters throughout California including Alameda CLO, Contra Costa Music Theater, Diablo Light Opera Company, Bracebridge Dinner in Yosemite, Bay Area Educational Theater Company, and Inland Valley Repertory.  Favorite productions include CHICAGO (IVRT-Outstanding Production of a Musical and Best Choreography-LA Stage and Screen), RAGTIME (DLOC/Shelly Award), HAIR, AIDA and EVITA (ACLO), and DAMN YANKEES (CCMT-Shelly Nomination).  He was Executive/Artistic Director at ACLO and Associate Artistic Director at IVRT.  Jeff also taught at the Westlake School of Performing Arts in Palo Alto and currently teaches at Lamorinda Theater Arts Academy in Layfette.  As a performer he performed at the Curtain Call Dinner Theater in Tustin, CA, danced at Disneyland and toured the U.S. with the Young Americans.  Other productions include No, No, Nanette (La Mirada Civic Light Opera) starring Susan Egan, Babes (RK Productions) starring Stephanie Block,  Pajama Game (California Music Theater) starring Pat Harrington, Mary Jo Catlett, and Patti Colombo and The Man Who Came To Dinner  (Inland Valley Repertory) starring Nedra Volz.  Other favorite roles include The Snake, Balleader and Narrator in The Apple Tree and Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. Jeff is also the Youth Director at Elk Grove Methodist Church where he shares his passion of faith and inclusion with people of his community.

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