Women’s Orchestra of Arizona (WOA)
Founder/Conductor. Founded in 2016, the Women’s Orchestra of Arizona is an All-Women Professional Orchestra seeking to empower women by providing a platform for female musicians to showcase their talents and hone their craft in a supportive environment.
The orchestra is committed to performing compositions by women composers and programs a female composer’s work on every concert. The orchestra has successfully hosted multiple Composition Competitions for women composers locally with plans to expand this nationally.
Phoenix Women’s Chorus, 2015 – 2017
GALA Festival 2016, July 2016, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Colorado
She Began to Fly’ 23rd Season Concerts, November 2015 & May 2016, Arizona
The University Chorale is a multifaceted choir made up of 130 singers from the Jacobs School of Music.
Masters Graduate Conducting Recital, April 2015, Auer Hall, Indiana
Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms :
Franz Schubert’s Mass in G, D. 167:
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Coriolanus Overture Op. 62:
Livia Gho Ad Hoc Concert with Ad Hoc Orchestra and Chorus, September 2014,
Recital Hall, Indiana
The Conductors’ Chorus is a professional chamber ensemble made up of 16 paid singers from the Jacobs School of Music.
Masters Conducting Recital, October 2014, Auer Hall, Indiana
Anton Bruckner’s Christus Factus Est:
The Symphonic Choir is made up of 60 freshmen and sophomore music students from the Jacobs School of Music.
Masters Conducting Recital with IU Baroque Orchestra, April 2014, Auer Hall, Indiana
J.S. Bach’s From Cantata: Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131- Coro: Ich harre des Herrn, meine Seele harret:
Singapore, June 2018
Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra held its 5th edition of orchestral conducting masterclass in Singapore. Conducted this 1st movement of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major under the guidance of Maestro Apo Hsu and Yeh Tsung.
Bacau, Romania, June 2014
International Conductor’s Institute held in Bacau, Romania. Conducted the esteemed Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra on two concerts under the guidance of Maestro Ovidiu Balan, Robert Gutter, and Charles Gambatta.
Maine, July 2014
Conductor’s Retreat at Medomak. Conducted the Medomak Orchestra under the guidance of Maestro Kenneth Kiesler.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, July 2012 & 2013
International Saito Conducting Workshop. Studied the Saito Conducting Method under Wayne Toews, a student of Professor Morihiro Okabe and Maestro Kazuyoshi Akiyama at the Toho Gakuen School of Music. Conducted a string orchestra sponsored by the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association.
Elektra Women’s Choir, February 2012
I was selected to be a conducting mentee under Morna Edmundson and had the privilege of preparing the choir for their February Concert as well as Tapestry International, a celebration of women’s choirs.
Vancouver Chamber Choir, February 2013
National Conductors’ Symposium. I was selected as one of five conductors to work with Canada’s top professional vocal ensemble, Vancouver Chamber Choir, under the guidance of Jon Washburn.
Essonance Chamber Choir, 2008 – 2013
The choir is made up of young adults who come from all walks of life to share their love for singing. Founded by Livia Gho, the Essonance Chamber Choir has become an essential component in the Vancouver community as the choir seeks to engage and reach out to as wide an audience. Essonance has been invited to perform in both community and professional events such as the Video Games Live, World Model United Nations Conference Closing Ceremony, Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia.
Live! Concert Series with Ablaze Chamber Orchestra, December 2011
– Video Games Live, 2012
– Synergy, May 2012
– Lux, December 2012
– Soirée Musicale 2013 with Camerata Bella, May 2013
St. John’s School Intermediate Choir, 2013
The choir is made up of students between grades 4 – 8 from St. John’s School in Vancouver. This picture was taken at our first public performance as a guest choir. The choir is co-founded by Livia Gho and Jilly Tiffin.
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