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SCC welcomes David Vanderbout
New Artistic Director

Sacramento Children’s Chorus (SCC) is excited to return to in person rehearsing with a new enthusiastic and talented Artistic Director.

SCC is proud to announce Mr. David Vanderbout as the new Artistic Director. Mr. Vanderbout comes to our organization with extensive choral experience for both youth and adults. Mr. Vanderbout is the Choral Director at El Camino Fundamental High School. Now in his tenth year at the high school, David has expanded the choral program and developed the multiple choirs into award-winning ensembles. Under his direction, the choirs have received top ratings at festivals, toured extensively, and served as ambassadors for the high school in both the local Sacramento community and abroad. David also directs the choral program at Arden Middle School and River City Chorale.

“I am thrilled to join the Sacramento Children’s Chorus as its new Artistic Director. This is an organization with such a rich and vibrant legacy, and I truly look forward to advancing the mission of bringing exceptional music education and performance experiences to our singers.

As we return to singing together in person, I am confident that the 2021-2022 season will hold many opportunities to create beautiful choral music, grow together in the never ending journey to become better singers and musicians, and foster a community like only choir can. This season is sure to be an exciting one in so many ways, and I hope singers and community members alike will join us for the next chapter in the Sacramento Children’s Chorus’ story.”

David received his Master of Music in Choral Conducting and Bachelor of Music in Music Education from California State University, Sacramento where studied under Dr. Donald Kendrick. In addition to his teaching duties, David performs regularly as both a soloist and in ensembles throughout the region. While studying with Dr. Kendrick at CSUS, Mr. Vanderbout interned with Lynn Stevens and directed the Sacramento Children’s Chorus’ high school choir. Mr. Vanderbout is excited to return to SCC and work with the singers. In addition to his directing duties, Mr. Vanderbout performs David performs regularly as both a soloist and in ensembles throughout the region.

Sacramento Children’s Chorus (SCC) has been providing music education to youth in the region and abroad since 1993. Even during the pandemic SCC found a way to keep our youth singing. Not together but on Zoom and virtually by recording each singer individually.