A.P. Giannini Middle School is made up of four choirs; 6th Grade Beginner Choir, Intermediate Men’s Choir, Intermediate Women’s Choir, and Advanced Mixed Choir. All four choirs are offered to all students, however, an audition is required to be in the intermediate or advanced groups.
A.P. Giannini is also proud to have four English Hand Bell Choirs who also compete and perform in San Francisco. The groups perform at all of our concerts as well.
Every year we the students are able to work with amazing local organizations. These include the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, Chanticleer, and local college performers.
The A.P. Giannini Choir program has a long history starting with one of our most notable directors, Robert “Bob” Landis, who worked at A.P. Giannini for over 30 years and our auditorium is named after him. He started a tradition of excellence that has been maintained throughout the years.
Here is a five minute sample of our sound
Courtney Lindl is a National Board Certified Teacher. She received her Bachelor of Music Education from the distinguished Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She studied Kodály in the summer program at Holy Names University, and is the former Choir Representative of the Association of Instructors in Music (AIM). She received her Masters in Music Education with a focus on research from the University of Michigan.
Ms. Lindl’s credentials also include being an interim professor
of the Voices Choirs at the University of San Francisco, guest lecturing at the San Francisco Conservatory, and guest lecturing at the San Francisco Opera Teaching Artistry Program. She has also sung on the San Francisco Symphony Education CD four times. Her most recent acolade came from Carmen Chu, when given the Certificate of Honor
from the City and County of San Francisco Office of the Recorder.
Ms. Lindl continues her education by attending conferences of the American Choral Directors Association throughout the year and membership of the Association of Music Instructors in SFUSD. She presented her research at the Wisconsin Music Educators Conference. Her recent research was published in the revered
Ms. Lindl started her career in Danville, Indiana where she
taught middle school and high school. She was nominated
for teacher of the year in the fall of 2006 in Danville, Indiana.
She is very excited for her 11th year teaching at A.P. Giannini.
She is excited to be teaching at A.P. Giannini Middle School and the years to come.