Now in her fifth season with the SF Bach Choir, Artistic Director Magen Solomon has been active in early music as a conductor, singer, scholar, and editor for over three decades. She has been Artistic Director of the San Francisco Choral Artists since 1995; together they have premiered over 300 choral works, performed at major choral conferences, released three CDs, and they have twice won the Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. She has served as Artistic Director of the Oakland Symphony Chorus and the Stockton Chorale, and has taught and conducted at the University of Southern California, UC Berkeley, Santa Clara University, and Smith and Mount Holyoke colleges.
Active across the U.S. and abroad as a clinician, teacher, and guest conductor, Dr. Solomon has directed the California Bach Society, Pro Coro Canada, UC Santa Cruz Chamber Singers, and other ensembles. She has collaborated on performances of major choral works with Michael Tilson Thomas, Nicolas McGegan, Helmuth Rilling, Kent Nagano, and Christoph von Dohnányi among others. She is editor of the “New Voices in Research” column in the Choral Journal, and has published an edition of Johannes Eccard’s Newe deutzsche Lieder (1578) with A-R Editions.