Amanda Bistolfo is Director of the DHS Jazz Choir as well as the Advanced Treble Choir, Madrigals, and Concert Choir.
Ms. Bistolfo earned a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Theatre Arts from Mount Holyoke College, a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from Western Michigan University under the tutelage of Dr. Kimberly Dunn Adams and Dr. Kenneth Prewitt, and a teaching credential and Master of Education from National University. Ms. Bistolfo conducted the Early Music Ensemble and taught beginning and coral conducting at WMU, where she won the Departmental and All-School Awards for Excellence in Teaching.
Ms. Bistolfo has been conducting choirs and choruses for the last eleven years, as well as teaching voice and coaching young performers. As a music educator in Orange County for the past seven years, Ms. Bistolfo has taught choirs of all levels as well as AP Music Theory, handbell ensemble, vocal workshop, and musical theater courses.
Ms. Bistolfo has been involved in musical productions in a variety of rolls: performing with choirs, in musicals and in operettas; as a soloist with choirs and orchestras; conducting choirs, orchestras, and pit orchestras; and directing musicals.
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).
Jeff 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.