Brioso (with vigor and spirit) is a 30 voice intermediate choir  directed by Sally Husch Dean and accompanied by Anna Juliar.

The singers are known for their lively spirit and incredible curiosity. Entrance to Brioso is determined by a placement audition in which they demonstrate their ability to match pitch and show independence on a vocal part. Members learn to sing in two and three part harmony. They are given techniques to improve and strengthen their vocal tone quality, and are taught skills in music reading. Brioso has sung at several regional music festivals and community outreach performances.

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  • Rehearsal Times

    Tuesdays, 4:15 to 5:30pm

  • Auditions

    Occur twice a year. Fill out an interest form!

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Sally Husch Dean, founding artistic director of San Diego North Coast Singers has been a leader in the performing arts community of San Diego County for thirty years. Her contributions to the cultural fabric of the area are focused in music education in general and the choral music arena in particular. She founded Sorelle San Diego women’s chamber chorus in 2013.

Ms. Dean holds a Bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance from the University of California, San Diego, and a Master of Music: Choral Conducting from California State University, Los Angeles. She has studied conducting with David Chase in San Diego and Donald Brinegar in Los Angeles. As the founding artistic director of the San Diego North Coast Singers Youth Chorus, Dean has led the prestigious youth ensemble on national and international tours. She is an adjunct faculty member of Palomar College in San Marcos California where she directs both the Palomar College Chamber Singers and the Palomar College Chorale. She is a long-standing member of the soprano section of the La Jolla Symphony Chorus.