Director, Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose
Peggy Spool is the founding director of Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose. She received a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Boston University, and a Master’s in Voice from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, as well as a Certificate in Kodaly Music Education from Holy Names University in Oakland, CA.
Ms. Spool maintains a private vocal studio in her home, and has taught at the Harker Academy, The Music School, and Saratoga Music School. Prior to founding Vivace, Ms. Spool was Assistant Director for Cantabile Children’s Chorus in Los Altos, CA from 1996-2003.
She has studied conducting with Dr. Charlene Archibeque, Dr. Amanda Quist, and holds a Level Three Certificate from the Choral Music Experience under Doreen Rao. She is a member of the ACDA, National Teachers of Singing, and Organization of American Kodaly Educators, and serves on the board of the Silicon Valley Arts Coalition.
She has prepared children’s choirs for performances with Opera San Jose, Peninsula Symphony, San Jose Symphonic Choir, Mission City Opera and Peninsula Women’s Chorus.