As Plato once said, we like to “make music and work at it...” The discipline, teamwork, and grit required to learn music gives us tools to survive in many contexts; and includes the joys of creativity, camaraderie, and community... Viva la musica!


Dr. Ondine Young

Conductor of the Chamber Players and Camerata Orchestras

Dr. Ondine Young

Director of the Chamber Players Orchestra and the Camerata Orchestra

Dr. Ondine Young studied violin/viola/choral/orchestral conducting/performance practice at the University of California Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara and earned a doctoral degree at the University of Southern California in choral conducting and early music performance.

Ondine co-founded “Tea, Talks, and Treasures” with Director Christine Baker at Pacific Boychoir Academy; she is also on the board of Dandelion Dance Theater. Credits include: Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra (assistant conductor); music director, chamber-music coach, and musicianship instructor at Marin School for the Arts; Sound Minds/California Symphony, Bentley, and Oakland School for the Arts. In addition, she was a conductor for the San Francisco Boys' and Girls Chorus'.

Ondine is a busy performer/musical director of many Bay Area organizations including: Piedmont East Bay Children's choirs (training); the Crowden School of Music (strings); Stern Grove (Kidstage), First United Methodist Church San Leandro (choir director); Philharmonia Baroque, Albany Consort, Sacramento Baroque, Jubilate, San Francisco Early Music Society, Cantare, WAVE, Junior Bach, Arlington Arts music studio (Violin/viola/voice/keyboards) and other local institutions.

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