John Byun received his Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of California, Irvine and his Masters in Choral Conducting from California State University, Long Beach. He is the director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Riverside City College, where he directs the Chamber Singers and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Mr. Byun is also the artistic director of the Temecula Valley Master Chorale and the Riverside Master Chorale.
He has been the guest conductor for several district honor choirs, the SCVA Men’s Honor Choir, the Central California Women’s Honor Choir, Texas Honor Choir Region 9, the Clark County, NV Honor Choir, and adjudicator for the Kiwani Choral Festival in Vancouver. The RCC Chamber Singers have performed at the ACDA Western Divisional Conference in Tucson and the National Conference in Chicago and at the NCCO (National Collegiate Choral Organization) national conference in Colorado. They often have opportunities to perform with special guest artists such as Don Shelton (member of the Hi-Lo’s), Grammy Award Winner Jon Secada and as chorus for the Star Wars in Concert. Mr. Byun recently launched the John Byun Choral Series with Pavane Publishing, O vos omnes by Richard Burchard and O Nata Lux, Born of Light by Kevin Memley and Witness by Stacey Gibbs.