Choral and Vocal Professor, Fresno City College
Since 1999, Julie Reyes Dana has been the director of the Fresno City College Voice and Choral Program, where she conducts the City Singers, Symphonic Choir, Jazz Singers, the Fresno Chorale and teaches Music Appreciation. Under her direction, Fresno City College ensembles have traveled nationally and internationally, including tours to France, Spain, Italy & Germany. In June 2019, Mrs. Dana and the FCC Chorale made their Carnegie Hall debut in the “Reflections of Unity” concert. Mrs. Dana has taught choral music at the secondary and collegiate levels during her 38-year career and is a sought-after clinician and honor choir conductor.
Mrs. Dana is dedicated to serving the choral education music community as an active board member of the California Choral Directors Association (CCDA) as state conference chair (CASMEC), the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) for the Western United States as Conference Chair for 4 regional conferences and currently President-elect delegate. She is a past President of the California ACDA (CCDA) and served on the executive board of the Southern California Vocal Association (SCVA). She has also served on the faculty of Jazz Education Abroad (JEA) teaching vocal jazz in the Middle East. Her formal studies include a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from San Diego State University, and a Master’s degree in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado. She lives in Fresno with her husband Mike, also a music educator, and together they work to foster an appreciation of the arts at Fresno City College and in their community.