Natascha Bach is Director of the DHS Jazz Choir as well as the Advanced Treble Choir, Madrigals, and Concert Choir.
Natascha has positively impacted the lives of thousands of young people for over 26 years as a music educator, choral director, and private voice teacher. She attended the University of North Dakota graduating with a degree in Music Education, specializing in vocal music.
Natascha began her teaching career as a music specialist for the Bismarck Public School District in Bismarck, ND. She participated in the development and creation of a city-wide opera education program for sixth graders where she also performed demonstrating the mezzo-soprano voice. In 2008, Natascha was invited to co-direct choirs at the high school level where she donated her time, during her prep periods, to ensure that all students in the choral programs, at two high schools, had access to free voice lessons. At Bismarck High School, Natascha co-directed 4 choirs and 1 jazz choir teaching 253 students. During her time with the Bismarck Public Schools she supervised 5 student teachers and helped to mentor first and second year music educators who were just beginning their teaching careers.
In 2014, she relocated to California where she served as Head of School, choral conductor, and voice instructor at the Pacific Boychoir Academy in Oakland, CA. She helped create and launch the first ever sister choir at PBA, called Sorella. In 2019, Natascha began working with the San Francisco Girls Chorus as Director of Chorus School Programs and Level Director.
Throughout her teaching career, Natascha has maintained a private voice studio called Voices by Bach. She is passionate about the role music plays in learning and well-being. Utilizing her expertise in vocal pedagogy, her work with vocal students focuses on raising awareness of their physical positioning and how adjustments to each aspect of their body influences vocal results, empowering singers.
Natascha is a classically trained mezzo-soprano who performs varied repertoire in opera, oratorio, and song recital. She has been featured as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Bernstein’s Candide, and Mozart’s Magic Flute. Natascha studied with voice technician James Toland and with Internationally Renowned Opera Soprano Deborah Voigt.
Natascha is thrilled to be working with Davis Senior High School Music Department as Head of Choral Activities.
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.