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Naoko Suga

Chorus Master

Ms. Suga has worked as a vocal coach/repetiture with Kentucky Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and the Boulder Opera Company. She has worked under such conductors as Steven Crawford, Richard Buckley, Joseph Mechavich, and Kelly Kuo. She has served as music director for Opera Iowa, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, and the Land of Enchantment Opera Institute. Ms. Suga has also served as a staff member at the University of Colorado Boulder where her responsibilities included playing for lessons, recitals, opera rehearsals, and coaching singers.

After moving to Los Angeles, she has been involved in many Japanese community projects, including the American premier of Hideaki Hirai's opera, Kaguya Hime, Orange County Friendship Choir's collaboration with the LA Doctor's Symphony's performance of Brahms' Deutsches Requiem, and POP's production of Madama Butterfly.

In addition to her private music studio in the Covina Valley and the Southbay area, she directs the Japanese Messiah Project, her women’s ensemble Voice Lab, and the South Bay Singers.

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