Founders


Pianist Laura Dahl, an active National and International performer, has played in venues including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Henley Festival (England), Davies Symphony Hall, the Carmel Bach Festival, and the Tanglewood Music Festival. Dahl is a member of the music faculty at Stanford University, where she teaches piano, chamber music, art song and diction. Internationally in demand as a teacher and coach, Dahl has also taught at the New National Theatre Young Artists Training Program in Tokyo, Japan. Dahl was formerly the Associate Director of the San Francisco Boys Chorus, Assistant Conductor for Western Opera Theater (San Francisco Opera Center) and an invited fellow at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center. She has held coaching and accompanying positions at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. www.stanford.edu/~fit/



Mezzo-soprano Sally Porter-Munro is a native of London, England and a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England. She has sung with the English National Opera, Royal Opera de la Monnaie in Brussels, the BBC Singers on radio and television, and as oratorio soloist in Europe.

In California, Ms. Munro has sung with the San Francisco Opera, Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Pocket Opera, Berkeley Opera, North Bay Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, Bear Valley Music Festival, and the Lake Tahoe Festival. Ms. Munro has given recitals in New York City, London, Capetown (South Africa), and St. Petersburg (Russia).Ms. Munro has an extensive singing teaching practice in San Francisco where she is a faculty member of the San Francisco Girls' Chorus. She is also a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. www.alexvoce.com