David Amrein has had a lifelong affinity for music, literature, and the arts. He grew up in the San Francisco bay area, playing trumpet in school and making hobby films and television shows with his friends at home. While double majoring in English literature and music at UC Davis, Amrein began to develop more serious interests in creative writing, music composition, and conducting and stayed on at UC Davis to complete a Master’s degree in instrumental and choral conducting. Over the past decade, he has taught a wide variety of subjects—including music, English, and interdisciplinary arts—to students in high school, middle school, and college.
Justine Hansen is a conductor and music educator based in San Diego, California where she serves as Director of Adult Music at First United Methodist Church in Chula Vista and as Assistant Artistic Director for the San Diego Women’s Chorus. She has previously held positions at the Bishop's School in La Jolla, California and in the Milwaukee public schools. She holds a BFA in Choral Music Education from University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, and a Master of Music Education degree from Kent State University. Hansen is an active member of ACDA and NAfME, and serves on the board of the California Music Educator’s Association.