This free ongoing series explores the amazing choral scene in San Diego. Join us for our fourth installment when local choral conductors Justine Hansen (CSU San Marcos Choral Ensemble) and Gina Seashore (Ramona Community Singers) interview each other on a wide range of topics from musical inspirations to their best bargain purchases. We hope to see you there! Register for Zoom link.
Justine Hansen is a choral conductor and music educator based in San Diego, California. She currently directs the CSU-San Marcos choral ensemble. Prior teaching positions have included choral and general music at the Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, CA, The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, CA and Milwaukee Public Schools. Hansen has directed community ensemble Women’s Voices Milwaukee, and the San Diego Women’s Chorus. Her experience with children’s voices include San Diego Children’s Choir, San Diego North Coast Singers, and presently an early childhood education program through a local community co-op. Hansen has served in a number of churches as Choral Music Director and soprano section leader. As a performer, Justine sings soprano as an on-call, freelance vocalist. Justine holds a BFA in Choral Music Education from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, a Master of Choral Music Education degree from Kent State University, and is expected to graduate with her Doctorate of Music Education from Liberty University in the fall of 2022.
Gina Seashore is a community musician and educator who is passionate about creating community through music and the arts.
She holds an Associate of Arts in Sociology from Palomar College and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Texas with a focus on social wellness and community. Past musical experiences include developing an “Around the World With Music and Art” program for third graders at Bancroft Elementary (Spring Valley CA), a “Songwriting for Seniors” class (Seattle WA) and founding the “Sunshine Club” – an intergenerational performing group (Ramona CA).
She currently teaches private piano lessons, is founder and director of the Ramona Community Singers, and music director at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in La Mesa as well as civic carillonist at Balboa Park.
Choral Consortium of San Diego