John Reinebach, DMA

Professor, Vocal Studies
Applied Faculty, Voice

Dr. Reinebach holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Vocal Performance, and a DMA degree in Choral Music from the University of  Southern California  (vocal study with Tom Cleveland) and has post graduate study under Robert Shaw, Helmut Rilling (University of Oregon), Howard Swann, and Arpad Darazs. He has attended vocal seminars with esteemed SongFest faculty: Graham Johnson, Margo Garrett, Martin Katz, and composers: Libby Larsen, Lori Laitman, Jack Heggie, William Bolcom, John Musto, Tom Cipullo, Ben Moore.


A professional choral singer (baritone) in Los Angeles since 1984, Dr. Reinebach has sung with Roger Wagner, Helmut Rilling (Oregon Bach Festival), LA Bach Festival, William Hall Chorale, and Nick Strimple (LA Zimriyah Chorale).  For thirteen years he sang for the Los Angeles Master Chorale (Paul Salamunovich, Grant Gershon) for the Chorale, LA Philharmonic, and Hollywood Bowl performances, six CD recordings, and seven film soundtracks.  With Los Angeles Opera he sang for 22 seasons in 95 productions of 62 operas, and the Three Tenors in Dodger Stadium backing Domingo, Pavarotti, and Carreras.


A university professor for over 30 years, Dr. Reinebach has taught at CBU since 2007: courses in private voice (majors and non-majors), diction, song literature, vocal pedagogy, choral conducting, and choral pedagogy in the undergraduate and graduate programs.  He has coached and accompanied 18 undergraduate and 2 graduate vocal recitals.  For CBU Theater he has vocally prepared and coached 25 undergraduates in 16 productions.  His current memberhips include National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the LA Chapter; American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA); Screen Actors Guild  and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA); and NARAS (the Grammys Academy).