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Stephanie Weaver Yankee began her tenure at LJS&C in late September 2019 and had previously served as executive director of the Cape Conservatory in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a position she had held since 2011. In addition to being an experienced arts administrator and educator, Stephanie Weaver Yankee is an accomplished pianist. She received her D.M.A. degree in Piano Performance from Michigan State University and her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to her position with the Cape Conservatory, she served a dozen years at the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts, first as the School’s Dean of Music and next as its president and executive director.

Prior to joining San Diego State University in September 2019, Dr. Khaefi served as director of choral activities at Fullerton College and Towson University in Maryland. He holds D.M.A and M.M. degrees in conducting from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and the University of California, Los Angeles, respectively. An active member of the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, and the National Collegiate Choral Organization, Dr. Khaefi is also the current Secretary of the Choral Consortium of San Diego.