Yuba Sutter Arts (YSA) is very pleased to announce the formation of the new Yuba Sutter Youth Choir, its latest Arts in Education program. Classes are held at the Burrows Theater at 7th and E Street in Marysville. The program is under the direction of local music educator Obie Leff. Mr. Leff is assisted by Alex Cesena, who has just returned from a three year, international engagement with The Young Americans
Instruction for two age groups is offered: 7-10 year olds and 11-14 year olds. Classes are held on subsequent Thursdays. A final performance for both groups will be scheduled. Contact YSA at 530-742-ARTS, email Abbie Cesena, or look for a page on YSA’s Calendar to register for the next session.
About the Director
Obie Leff has taught music in the Yuba-Sutter community for more than 20 years. Currently, Leff directs the music program at Twin Rivers Charter School in Yuba City, which includes classroom music for all students in grades TK-4 and Choir programs for students in grades 4-8.
Obie Leff has published twelve original albums of songs connecting music to the school curriculum. He has collaborated with First 5 Yuba County promoting early childhood literacy through music education. In 2012, the music program he directed in the Franklin Elementary School District was recognized as a signature practice in the school’s California Distinguished School Award. Mr. Leff was named “Music Teacher of the Year” by the California Music Educators Association for the North Section District.