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2008-2009
MAIN STREET
SINGERS

The Main Street Singers, established in 1984, celebrate their 24th anniversary this year under the direction of Mark Andrew Shaull.

A commitment to excellence is their trademark.
ROSTER 2008-2009
SOPRANO
Sarah Breslin
Emma Carr
Amy Coop
Dana Gordon
Jennifer Montalvo
Jessica Nicolet
Nicole Shorts
ALTO
Stephanie Ashton
Jenny Bakos
Shannon Bray
Anna Lee
Saskia Lee
Megan Stewart-Cole
Stefanie von Gunten
TENOR
Charlie Bergevin
Elliott Davis
Daniel Moerner
Matt Rutledge
Zack Schramm
Ben Struve
Daniel Tsai
BASS
Sean Armstrong
Andre Bratkovski
Nicky Chu
Joshua Huang
Ka Lau
Parker Spielman
Geoff Stanley
Kevin Wang
MEET OUR DIRECTOR

 

Mark Andrew ShaullMARK ANDREW SHAULL has been Director of Choral Activities and Performing Arts Department Chair at Los Altos High School since 1984. In addition to directing six choral ensembles on campus, he leads an active department with yearly performances of octavo and major works concerts with orchestra, musicals and choral festivals.

Mr. Shaull has achieved recognition as a teacher, clinician, adjudicator and conductor. He has been the clinician for numerous area festivals, and has presented choral workshop sessions in Estonia, Russia, China, New Zealand and Australia.

He was named “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” by the Los Altos Rotary Club in 1988; Mentor Teacher for the Los Altos Mountain View Union High School District in 1989 and 1996; “Educator of the Year” by the National Endowment of the Arts 1989; received the Brigham Young University National Arts Educator Award 1992; and in 1999 he was recognized as a “Distinguished Secondary Educator” by the University of California at the San Diego, Berkeley and Davis campuses.

In addition to his responsibilities at Los Altos High School, Mark Shaull is Director of Music at the First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, California. Shaull founded the Los Altos Children's Chorus and performs as a baritone soloist in recital and oratorio work. He holds a B.A. degree from San Jose State University, where he has completed graduate studies. Mark Andrew Shaull is an active member of the International Federation of Choral Music, the American Choral Directors Association and the California Music Educators Association.

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DEBRA YOWELL is an accomplished accompanist, piano performer, and vocal instructor. She has worked with such noted choral conductors as howard Swan, Eph Ely, Douglas McEwen, David Stocker, Louis Magor, William Dehning, Charlene Archibeque, Rodney Eichenberger, Ken Davis, Jo Michael Schiebe and Pal Salamonavich.

Ms. Yowell has been teaching piano and voice for over twenty years. She resides in Palo Alto where she spends any free time she has playing accordion, gardening, and hiking.


In Memoriam: VIRGINIA HEBEL served as accompanist to the Los Altos High School Choral Music Department for 16 years. She happily participated in the department's growth during the years to the large and exciting program it is today. Mrs. Hebel graduated from DePauw University in Indiana with an organ performance degree, and was a member of the American Guild of Organists.


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       A Brief History of MAIN STREET SINGERS

The MAIN STREET SINGERS perform a variety of choral literature ranging from Renaissance to Contemporary in over 100 concerts yearly.

Under the direction of Mark Andrew Shaull the MAIN STREET SINGERS have achieved a truly international reputation completing concert travel to 45 countries spanning six continents. They have performed works in twenty languages.

In their 19 year history, the ensemble has sung over 175 international concerts. They have performed with the Beijing Youth Philharmonic, San Felice Orchestra of Florence and the Lima Philharmonic.

Concert tours have included: Canada, England, Scotland,West Germany, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Egypt, Israel, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Russia, South Korea, Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China, France, Spain, Ireland, Wales, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Greece Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Poland, Czech Republic, the United Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Luxembourg, Belgium and Netherlands.

In the Spring of 2003 the Main Street Singers went on tour to Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria; in 2004 the tour took Main Street Singers to Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, and Sweden. In 2005 Main Street Singers went on tour to Croatia and Italy, and in 2006, MSS toured Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. Iceland, Norway, Denmark, and Sweden were the tour destinations in 2007.

They have also performed for numerous state and regional events and festivals of the American Choral Directors Association and Music Educators National Conference.

The success of the Los Altos High School Main Street Singers tradition is found in the unending commitment of the hundreds of singers who have been involved throughout the years. Their strong sense of devotion to group goals and continual search for personal and ensemble growth through achievement has found great reward in their artistic expresions.

The Main Street Singers "experience" is one which is nurtured through love and commitment, and is limitless in its profound and lifelong enrichment."    

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Main Street Singers ~ Los Altos High School ~ 201 Almond Avenue ~ Los Altos, CA 94022
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