Eliza Rubenstein

Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Orange Coast College

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Eliza Rubenstein is the Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Orange Coast College, and the Artistic Director of the Orange County Women’s Chorus and the Long Beach Chorale & Chamber Orchestra. She studied choral conducting at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music before moving to California to earn her master’s degree at UC-Irvine. Eliza is a former animal-shelter supervisor and the co-author of a book about dog adoption; she even presented a seminar called “Sit, Stay, Sing!: What Choral Conductors Can Learn from Dog Trainers” at the 2006 ACDA western-division convention. She shares her home with a beagle mix named Frances, a black labrador named Jackie, and a cat named Wilbur, and she’s passionate about photography, grammar, and the St. Louis Cardinals.