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2018 Choirs

Ragazzi Avanti - USA

Avanti is an upper level treble group that performs its own repertoire and performs with Ragazzi's other groups. Avanti tours domestically every year. Singers range from 3rd to 8th grade, and work towards completing Ragazzi's music theory program and learning standard repertoire that can be performed at weddings or concerts.

Joyce KeilKent Jue, Associate Artistic Director and Director of Avanti, is an experienced choral conductor, music educator and facilitator for lifelong learning in music. An inspiring adjudicator, guest clinician, workshop presenter and mentor, Kent is known for building high-level musicianship skills through his engaging style and rapport with students. Kent earned his Master of Music Education, Kodaly Emphasis degree from Holy Names University, Bachelor of Music, Music Education degree from University of the Pacific, and completed his Orff-Schulwerk certification. Kent has also conducted youth choruses at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and performed and recorded with the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus and the Gay Men’s Choruses of San Francisco and Boston. In addition to his Ragazzi responsibilities, Kent currently serves as the Director of Choral Programs at the San Francisco Friends School.


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