Director, Chelsea Dehn
Chelsea Dehn holds a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Vocal Performance from the University of California, Irvine and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from California State University, Los Angeles. Ms. Dehn has taught choral music in the Tustin Unified School District since 2005 and is the director of the choral music program at Foothill High School.
Under Ms. Dehn's direction, her ensembles receive marks no less than superior at state and national festivals. Ms. Dehn has conducted in world famous venues such as Avery Fisher Hall, Chicago Symphony Concert Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Her choirs have been featured performers at the American Choral Directors Association Conventions in 2014 and 2018, as well as on the morning newscast Today in L.A. Additionally, Mrs. Dehn was named Tustin Unified School District's High School Teacher of the Year in 2023.
Although teaching at the high school level is Ms. Dehn’s calling, she enjoys teaching choirs of all ages and has done so over the years. She taught the Hewes Middle School choirs from 2005-2015, whilst still at the high school, and was the director of the Chapman University Women’s Choir from 2015-2017. Ms. Dehn is the director of music at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Orange and has held this position proudly since 2003.
Ms. Dehn aims to build community through the art of music and singing in hopes to give back what was so graciously given to her.