Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Orange Coast College
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.