Who We Are


Francisco Ortiz, Conductor
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Francisco Ortiz earned a B.A. in Music from Dominican University in 2006, where he studied percussion with Ken Crawford and choral/orchestral conducting & voice with Dr. Craig Singleton. In 2008, he received his Master of Music in Music Education degree from Holy Names University where he studied conducting with Judit Hartyányi, Professor at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. In addition to his work with the Dominican Chorale, he also serves as music director at St. Dominic Church in Vallejo.




Craig Singleton, Conductor Emeritus
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Dr. Singleton joined Dominican's faculty in 1997. Before that, he served as director of the Dixon School of Church Music of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary for 13 years. His performance areas are choral conducting and voice and include recitals and concerts across the US, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. He graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, AL, with a major in music and religion and received a Master of Church Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He also received a Master of Music in Music Education from Holy Names University in Oakland, CA. Craig has studied in Budapest, Hungary at the Vigadó Redoute and has extensive experience as a singer (baritone), a church musician, and conductor, and is also a jazz aficionado. Since 2000, he has conducted Dominican's Winifred Baker Chorale in works of many composers, including Schütz, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Rutter, and Lauridsen.




Jeanette Tietze, Accompanist
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Jeanette Tietze, pianist and organist, holds degrees in piano and violin from the Hochschule für Musik, Vienna, a MM in Piano Performance from San Francisco State University, and a Kodaly Certificate from Holy Names University. Jeanette is a Kodaly Specialist at Convent Elementary School and at St. Brigid School, where she teaches grades K-2. She is also Organist/Music Director at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Corte Madera. Jeanette maintains a private piano studio and performs at local retirement homes.


Wallace Harvey, Coordinator
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Wallace Harvey is Administrative Coordinator for the departments of Music, Dance and Performing Arts, and Literature and Languages, at Dominican, where he also earned a Master of Arts in Humanities with a music emphasis. He also teaches voice at Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael.

Chorale Advisory Board

  • Kim Belgarde
  • Jim Bell
  • Lauré Campbell
  • Francesca Hayes
  • Dolores Manuel
  • Nancy Scott
  • Martin Stevenson
  • Bryce Sumnick
  • Serena Reeves