Joanna Taber

 Name: Joanna Taber
 Voice type: Soprano
 SFS Chorus member since: 2011
 Hometown: San Francisco
 Music schools I attended: Music  Academy of the West; Canadian Vocal  Arts Institute, Montreal; University of  Oklahoma (MM, Vocal Performance),  American Institute of Musical Studies,  Graz, Austria, UC Santa Barbara (BM,                                                     Vocal Performance)

Began singing: At age 15

Musical inspirations: My family and attending my first opera at age 13

If I were not a professional singer, I might be an: Arts administrator

Favorite composers: Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Beethoven, Wolf, Milhaud, and Barber

Favorite vocal works:   Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro; Verdi, Requiem; Orff, Carmina burana; Handel, Rodelinda

When I’m not working, I enjoy: Traveling; spending time with my family

Recent reading: Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles; The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain

On my CD player/iPod: Yo-Yo Ma (Goat Rodeo Sessions), Marilyn Horne, Britney Spears

Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Catching a show at the always awesome Berkeley Rep!