Yohan Partan currently serves as Choir Director at Pitman High School, Assistant Conductor of Fresno Grand Opera and Townsend Opera, Chorus Master at Townsend Opera, and as a private music teacher. He previously served as choir director of Hermosa Beach Youth Music, music director of the San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus, and Director of Music at the Los Altos United Methodist Church in Southern Califonia.
Mr. Partan has a Master of Music degree in Choral Music, having studied under Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, Dr. Nick Strimple, Dr. Christian Grases, and Don Brinegar at the University of Southern California. His orchestral conducting coaches at USC included Dr. Lucinda Carver and Larry Livingston.
During his graduate studies, Yohan conducted the Apollo Men’s Chorus and the Thornton Opera Chous. He also prepared Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky under the coaching of Larry Livingston, conducting the USC Thornton Symphony. Additionally, he served as guest conductor and chorus master for Center Stage Opera.
Yohan received a Bachelor of Music degree with a Student Achiever Award in choral music education and vocal performance at California State University, Stanislaus.