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John Reager

Chorus, Music History, Musicianship, Piano, Voice

John Reager directs the Oakland City Chorus, and teaches Music HistoryMusicianship, Piano, and Voice.

A member of ASCAP, he is published by  G.I.A. Publications in Chicago. He has given solo recitals as a composer, tenor, pianist, and organist. He has given talks about exploring music history at the Berkeley Public Library and on KPFA Radio. A paid member of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus for eight seasons, he performed the role of Remandado in Bizet’s Carmen, was tenor soloist for the premier of Anthony Korf’s Requiem, and participated in Grammy winning recordings on RCA, Decca, and Paramount Pictures. He has also worked for: St. Mary’s Cathedral (S.F.), Congregation Rodef Beth Shalom (San Rafael), and All Souls Episcopal Church (Berkeley).  He holds two Master of Music degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music: Composition and Vocal Performance. Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona.

Recent Compositions


Current Syllabi:

Syllabus Music History Fall 2015

Syllabus Music Skills (All Levels) Fall 2015

Syllabus Chorus Fall 2015


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