AVA SOIFER, DIRECTOR developed the piano program and teaches theory, coaches vocal students, accompanies the choir, and directs the Asawa SOTA Chamber Music program. She has a Bachelor of Music degree from Cincinnati College Conservatory and completed her Masters in Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has been a staff vocal coach and accompanist at Notre Dame de Lamur College and an accompanist with San Francisco Lyric Chorus. An active chamber music performer, she appears in chamber music ensembles Montage and Trio della Rosa across the Bay Area. Since 1999, Ms. Soifer has been the Artistic Director of "Music on the Hill", a chamber music series and has performed with members of the San Francisco Opera and Ballet Orchestras, San Francisco Symphony and Kronos Quartet.