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Founding History | Corporate Information | Board of Directors & Officers | Musical Director | Accompanist

Our Mission

The Peninsula Musical Arts Association sponsors and supports musical groups that instruct individuals in vocal techniques, music appreciation, and offers to the general public education in music of diverse genres, eras, and cultures through performances at public, civic, and cultural events.

Founding History

The Foster City Community Chorus began in October 1992 when Fred De Boer approached the Foster City Parks and Recreation Department with the concept of forming a community chorus. With the co-sponsorship of the Recreation Department, the chorus of approximately 30 voices prepared for their first holiday concert in December 1992.

The chorus flourished, and in 1994 a smaller auditioned Foster City Chorale was formed. Under the direction of Mr. De Boer, the groups became known as one of the best amateur choral groups on the Peninsula. In recognition of its growth in such a short time, the chorale was invited to perform at the White House in December 1995.

In June 1998, Mr. DeBoer lost his valiant battle with cancer, but the groups were determined to carry on his vision. The fall season began for both groups while they reorganized, and on November 23, 1998, the Peninsula Musical Arts Association became a California nonprofit public benefit corporation. That very evening the singers met and elected a Board of Directors. For over 25 years, the Foster City Community Chorus has brought music to the community.

In 2018, the name of our chorus was changed to the Peninsula Community Chorus.  Since our singers come from all parts of the peninsula, this name better reflects who we are.

The Peninsula Musical Arts Association maintains its close relationship with the Foster City Parks and Recreation Department, which provides rehearsal and concert space but no direct financial support. Participation fees, concert performance receipts, and public donations of cash, vehicles, and in-kind services cover the operating expenses.


Corporate Information

Peninsula Musical Arts Association
969-G Edgewater Boulevard
PMB 155
Foster City, California 94404

Phone: 650.268.8345
E-mail: infopmaa@gmail.com

A California nonprofit public benefit corporation Incorporated on November 23, 1998
Corporate Federal ID #94-3314306, California #2073542
Federal IRS tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) June 15, 1999 California tax exemption under Section 23701(d) July 7, 1999


Current Board of Directors & Officers

    • Mary Lynn Wilson, President
      Ed Grohe, Vice President
      Tom Feledy, Treasurer
      Eve Visconti, Secretary
      Byron Mau
      Patrice Krems
      Nancy Tai
      Ellen Fiebert
      Susan Willis


Our Musical Director

Erin MooreErin Moore moved to the Bay Area from Baltimore, MD in 2012 and since then has been involved with several local choral and theater groups as a conductor, vocal coach, musical director, and a private voice instructor. Her life-long passion for music began at an early age and in middle and high school she began formally studying voice and subsequently choral conducting. A frequent soloist in her hometown of Nashville, TN, Erin was a member of several award-winning school and church-based choral organizations throughout her middle and high school years.

Erin received her Bachelor of Music in classical vocal performance from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she graduated with honors and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She went on to earn a Masters of Arts in Teaching for choral conducting at the same institution and subsequently spent 7 years as a high school music educator, musical director, and choral conductor in the greater DC and Baltimore areas. In addition to teaching, Erin also composed and arranged original works for her choral and advanced a cappella ensembles, served as pit conductor for many full-stage musicals, and was a musical director at a summer musical theater camp for middle and high school students.

In addition to proudly serving as Choral Conductor for the Peninsula Musical Arts Association, Erin is also a member of the Masterworks Chorale of San Mateo where she currently serves as the Assistant Conductor. She also actively teaches voice and serves as a musical director with Pied Piper Players, a community theater group in San Mateo for late elementary through high school aged students. Known for her energy and musicianship, she is committed to delivering high-quality choral music experiences through a wide range of repertoire to the greater Bay Area community while always bringing a sense of connection, education, and joy to both choral ensembles and audiences alike.


Our Accompanist

Anna KhaydarovaAnna Khaydarova received her Bachelor's degree with honors from Tashkent State University, Uzbekistan, in 2002 and her Master's degree from Notre Dame de Namur University in 2005. In 2001 she won second prize in the Bartok-Prokofiev-Kabalevsky International Piano Competition in Redford, Virginia, and in 2003 she won the NDNU Concerto Competition and performed Prokofiev First Piano Concerto with the Redwood symphony. Ms. Khaydarova is Music Director at Island United Church and her private teaching studio is located in San Mateo. You can read more about Ms. Khaydarova at LinkedIn.


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