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A native of San Diego, California, Juan Carlos Acosta is active as a conductor, educator, church musician and tenor soloist. Currently Juan serves as the Director of Music Ministries at the Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe, California, and as the Associate Artistic Director of SACRA/ PROFANA.

Previously, Juan has served as director of the Cuyamaca College Choir, Choral Director for the Chula Vista School of Creative and Performing Arts, San Diego Children's Choirs Preparatory and Intermediate ensembles,  Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church, St. John's Lutheran Church and was the founding director of the La Costa Glen Community Choir. He has also made conducting appearances with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, the Pacific Academy of Ecclesiastical Music (PACEM) - Summer Sings, the Harmonia Choir of Ottawa (Canada), American Guild of Organist Choral Festival, First United Methodist Church - San Diego, and the Cathedral Schola of St. Paul's Cathedral.

Mr. Acosta holds a Bachelor of Music Education and a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at San Diego State University where he served as the the Graduate Assistant to the Chamber Choir and Aztec Concert Choir. In addition to his work at SDSU with  Dr. Patrick Walders, Juan has pursued additional study with three time grammy award winner Charles Bruffy at the Westminster Conducting Institute, and Jon Washburn at the Conductors Symposium of the Vancouver Chamber Choir.

Juan maintains an active career as a tenor soloist and ensemble singer and has appeared with Musica Angelicus, the San Diego Opera, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, the Bach Collegium of San Diego, La Jolla Symphony Chorus, Voci Per L'Arte (Washington D.C.), San Diego Pro Arte Voices, Cappella Gloriana, South Coast Chamber Choir and the San Diego Master Chorale.  As a vocal coach, Mr. Acosta has served as clinician to the San Diego Children's Choirs, the Chula Vista School for the Creative and Performing Arts and the Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral.

Juan Carlos is a proud recipient of the Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship presented by the Choristers Guild and was named Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year by the School of Music and Dance at SDSU. Additional awards and scholarships include the National School Choral Award, the John and Susan Wesley Scholarship of FUMC, Chula Vista and the Thomas Stauffer Memorial Scholarship from the SDSU School of Music and Dance.
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