Occidental Choir seeks new Director!

Andy DelMonte is the director of OCC. However, his busy life requires him to cut back on commitments so he will resign as OCC director after the May 2017 concert season.   

Please spread the word to anyone who mignt be interested in applying for this position or know of others who might want to apply.

Anyone who is interested can email music@jimgleaves.com for information about requirements and compensation, etc.


Andy DelMonte

Born in San Francisco, and having grown up in Healdsburg, Andy was raised on a strict regimen of Italian opera, Gordon Lightfoot, and John Denver. He earned an associate degree from Santa Rosa Junior College, received his Bachelors of Choral Education from Arizona State University, and holds a Masters of Music Education from Boston University.

He is an avid composer and arranger, writing for each group with which he has worked. Andy has taught at Analy High School in Sebastopol since 1997. Under his direction, the Analy Choirs have had the honor of performing in concert with The Persuasions, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Chanticleer, and Eric Whitacre.

In 2013 Andy was awarded West Sonoma County Teacher of the Year. Andy has also taught at Casa Grande High School in Petaluma, Willowside Middle School in Santa Rosa, and Santa Rosa Junior College. He was a long-standing member of the Sonoma County Chamber Singers, and has performed as a tenor soloist throughout Sonoma County.

Currently, Andy resides in Sebastopol with his wife, Kristen and their four children, Emma, Ethan, Elia, and Erika. Although he loves the circus arts and the outdoors in addition to music and teaching, his greatest passions are being a loving father and husband.

Andy DelMonte