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Beth Wilmurt

(2000), Children’s Chorus Director, Older Adult Choir Director leading choirs at OMI, Aquatic Park Senior Center and Richmond Senior Center.
I have taught singing, acting and movement in the Bay Area for the past twenty years working with Leonard Flynn Elementary, Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp, American Conservatory Theater and San Francisco State University. Alongside that, I have also been working as an actress, singer, and theater director. I have appeared in over seventy plays, musicals, dance pieces, and cabarets with a variety of companies throughout the Bay Area and as far reaching as New York, Washington DC and Berlin. Much of my recent work has been with Shotgun Players, of which I have been a company member since 2010, Aurora Theater and Z Space. I’ve also composed and arranged songs and choral pieces for projects with Shotgun Players, Hope Mohr Dance, and others.

As a performing arts teacher with over twenty-years of experience, I work with the assumption that art exists to help us understand ourselves and one another more fully. I approach all my students as inherently creative human beings regardless of age, ability, economic, social or cultural circumstance. Why one person feels a need to engage creatively with art may differ from another person. These people can work together. I strive to create a practical, experiential learning environment for them that combines rigor and joy, never sacrificing one for the other.