Who’s Working with Your Kids!
Joan Cifarelli, Accompanist
Joan Cifarelli was born in Pusan, Korea, and has resided in the Bay Area all her life. Classically trained from age 7, Ms. Cifarelli started playing jazz piano at age 16. She received her B.A. in Music from California State University, Hayward and holds a Masters in Classical Piano Performance from San Francisco State University. As a performer, Ms. Cifarelli is well known throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and maintains an active performance schedule virtually year round. Known for her versatility as both a classical and jazz pianist, Ms. Cifarelli has worked in collaboration with the Diablo Theatre Company, the Contra Costa Musical Theater, The Vagabond Players, and Woodminster Amphitheater. As a guest artist with the San Francisco Symphony and featured performer at the Razz Room, she has served as accompanist for Bernadette Peters, Jessye Norman, and the legendary Rita Moreno. Beyond her duties as a member of the piano faculty at Los Medanos College, Ms. Cifarelli maintains an active piano studio of private students and serves as the primary accompanist for Concord High School’s Show Choir and Concert Choir.