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Marian Mine, Choral Director

Ms. Marian Mine was born in Tokyo and raised in Saitama, Japan. Marian started studying the violin with Mihoko Hazama at the age of three. She was a part of the annual Tokyo International Honor Choir from 2004-2007 and was the concert mistress at Christian Academy in Japan. At Azusa Pacific University, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music education and violin performance, and Masters of Music in choral conducting, under the tutelage of Dr. John Sutton. In June of 2013, Marian traveled with the APU Chamber Singers as the assistant conductor, to Spittal, Austria, to be a part of the “Choir of the World” competition, and took 1st place in all divisions out of the 10 choirs chosen to participate in the competition. Ms. Mine is currently the choral director at Brethren Christian Junior & Senior High School, while she is pursuing a Master's of Arts degree in music education at California State University Fullerton. She sings and serves as the assistant conductor for the Angeles Chorale and the Sanctuary Choir at Lake Avenue Congregational Church in Pasadena.