IN SOLO RECITALS
National Centre for the Performing Arts - Mumbai, INDIA

Russian Cultural Centre – Mumbai, INDIA                                                                 
Mission Dolores Concert Series – San Francisco, California, USA                   
St. Matthew’s Concert Series – San Mateo, California, USA                                       
Kona Kai Swim & Racquet Club Concert – Santa Clara, USA                                      
Kripa Foundation Charity Concert – Mumbai, INDIA                                                 
Solo Concert – Monte Music Festival, Old Goa, Goa, INDIA                                      
Concert of Tribute to Celia Lobo, NCPA, Mumbai, INDIA                                          
Pacifica Performances, Pacifica, California, USA                                                         
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, INDIA                                                                      
NCPA, Mumbai, INDIA                                                                                              
Poona Music Society, Mazda Hall, Pune, INDIA                                                           
St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, San Mateo, California, USA         
   
                       


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Handel’s Messiah Soloist Competition, California, USA       
Mozart’s Requiem, Redwood City, California, USA     
Mozart’s Requiem, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC            
Mozart’s Requiem, Dresden, GERMANY                        
Alfred D’Souza’s Missa Gratia, Mumbai, INDIA          
Schubert’s Magnificat D-486, California, USA            
Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, California, USA             
Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, USA

J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, California, USA                            
Jenkins’ Armed Men, California, USA                              
Vivaldi’s Gloria, California, USA                                        
Pergolesi’s Magnificat, California, USA                         
Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, California, USA            
Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity, California, USA       
Handel’s Messiah, California, USA                               

                 

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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

MUSIC TEACHER'S ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF SINGING

AS CONCERT & SOLO ARTIST
Deirdre was winner of the GRAND PRIZE in the Fan Faire Foundation Messiah Soloist Competition, San Diego, California (Dec 4, 2011), and SECOND PRIZE in the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition, New York (Dec 19, 2011). A versatile artist, Deirdre frequently performs as soloist in concert, and in recital internationally as well as in the USA performing repertoire from various genres including: Pop, Broadway, Crossover, Oratorio / Sacred Music, Opera, Lieder, Disney, Indian Classical and Bollywood.


AS A VOCAL CONSULTANT & COACH
Deirdre has been teaching voice since 1988 and teaches students vocal technique enabling them to sing the following genres of vocal music with ease and efficiency: Pop, Jazz, Rap, Broadway, Western Classical, Indian Classical – Hindustani / Carnatic. This kind of technique transcends to even speech and drama students. Ms. Lobo does Voice Workshops worldwide on a regular basis.  

PAST WORKSHOPS
Bollywood Back Up Singers, Mumbai, INDIA                                                 
The Danceworx Performing Arts Academy, Mumbai, INDIA                         
Bollywood Back Up Singers, Mumbai, INDIA                                                 
The Salvation Singers Chorus, Mumbai, INDIA                                              
Jeff Golberg Acting Studio, Mumbai, INDIA                                                   
Disney Summer Camp – Leap Start, Cupertino, California, USA                 
Bollywood Summer Camp – Mona Khan Company, Milpitas, California        
Private Workshop - Foster City, California, USA                                           

Tamil School, Foster City, California, USA                                                      
Private Workshop - San Ramon, California, USA                                          

Cantabile, Pune, INDIA                                                                                 
Indian Classical Singers, Pune, INDIA                                                              
Indian Classical Singers, Goregaon, INDIA                                                  
Our Lady of Salvation Church, Dadar, Mumbai, INDIA                               
The Danceworx, Andheri West, Mumbai, INDIA                                            
Private Workshop - Foster City, California, USA                                           
Private Workshop - Saratoga, California, USA                                                
Private Workshop - Foster City, California, USA                                          
Private Workshop - Foster City, California, USA                                           
Adjudicator – St. Andrew’s Zonals, Mumbai, INDIA                                    
Voice Workshop – Symbiosis College, Pune, INDIA                                     
Voice Workshop for Indian Classical Singers – Pune, INDIA                          
Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai, INDIA                                                       
Salvation Singers Chorus, Mumbai, INDIA                                                    
Bekin International School, Mumbai, INDIA                                                
Adjudicator–Andrew’s College, Mumbai, INDIA                                             
Andrew’s College, Mumbai, INDIA                                                                   
Voice Workshop–Furtados School of Music, Mumbai, INDIA                         
Voice Workshop – Furtados School of Music, Mumbai, INDIA                       
Private Studio Teaching, Bandra, Mumbai, INDIA                                          
Voice Workshop - Shiamak Davar Int’l India Pvt. Ltd                                    
Pop / Classical Music Workshop Singers, INDIA                                            
Voice Workshop -The Danceworx, Mumbai, INDIA                                        
Voice Workshop -Theme Music School, INDIA                                              
Voice Workshop for Singers – Mira Mar, Goa, INDIA                                      
Voice Workshop - St. Aloysius School, INDIA                                              
Musical Theatre Workshop, INDIA                                                               
Musical Theatre Workshop, INDIA                                                                 
Voice Workshop-The Danceworx, Delhi, INDIA                                       
Voice Workshop– The Danceworx, Gurgaon, INDIA                                    
Voice Workshop - Neemrana Foundation, Delhi, INDIA                                 
Private Studio Teaching, Goa, INDIA                                                             
Voice Workshop - St. Joseph’s Convent, Mumbai, INDIA                              
Voice Workshop - Kala Academy, Goa, INDIA                                             
Voice Workshop - Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, INDIA                           
Voice Clinic for Choirs – Petaluma High School, USA                                             
Voice Workshop - Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, INDIA                             
Alliance Français, Mumbai, INDIA                                                         
Mazda Hall, Pune, INDIA                                                                             
Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai, INDIA                                          
Voice Workshop Singh Buellar, Delhi, INDIA                                             

FORMAL EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA​​                    Peabody Conservatory of Music of the John's Hopkins Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

MASTER OF MUSIC DEGREE                   University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA

BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE              University of Santo Tomas, Manila, PHILIPPINES

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE                 University of Bombay, Bombay, INDIA

AS CHORAL DIRECTOR & CANTOR
St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, San Mateo, CA 

St. Robert’s Catholic Church, San Bruno, CA                        
St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, San Francisco, CA            
Our Lady of Mercy Church, Daly City, CA                                       

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COACHES / DIRECTORS

Richard Harrell                          

Peter Grunberg  

Joanne Grillo
Kathryn Cathcart

Martin Isepp                            
Joann Kulesza
Mark Markham   

At Our Lady of Mercy School, Daly City, California, USA Ms. Lobo has directed:

A MIXED-UP FAIRY

TALE                                                                                          
CHAOS IN FAIRY TALE FOREST                                         

ALADDIN JUNIOR                                                                     

A MUSICAL JOURNEY                                                               
DRAMA CLUB                                                                                            
GODSPELL JUNIOR                                                                                                     
FROM RAGS TO RICHES                                                                                           
CASCADES II                                                                                                       
CHRISTMAS SHOW                                                                                               
DOWN BROADWAY II                                                                                           
DOWN BROADWAY II                                                                                         
CHRISTMAS PLAY                                                                    
                                


UPCOMING PERFORMANCE INCLUDE:

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - The Play

THE CHRISTMAS EXPRESS
ANNIE JR.

WHAT HAS BEEN SAID


MONA SAMPATH KHAN
“It has been an incredible experience for us to work with Deirdre. We have had the opportunity to have our dancers work with her for 2 different showcases. In one, she worked with a soloist who sang and danced a medley of rock and roll songs. And for our recent show we have the entire cast of 15+ dancers singing as an ensemble while they dance. It has been great to see how she was able to work with people who had no prior singing experience and enable them to sing a piece from a Broadway musical, that too while they danced. It has been a great collaboration and we hope to work with her more in the future to create more works that incorporate singing.”

                                                                                                                
ALYQUE PADAMSEE
"Deirdre Lobo is an excellent Voice Coach who trained my 20 principal signers for my production of Jesus Christ Superstar - 2014.  The result was remarkable...high calibre of singing.  These days it is rare to come across a professional as devoted as Deirdre. It is not only her skill but her psychological approach to coaching that makes her unique.  The Cast of Jesus Christ Superstar fell in love with her.  My eternal thanks to this diva for her unstinting devotion to my production.”            

 
SHIAMAK DAVAR
“Deirdre did a workshop for 70 of my students in Mumbai…anybody studying under Deirdre can only benefit greatly by her expertise and developing their voice and learning healthy vocal technique.”                                                                     

Ms. Lobo has also directed the musical GODSPELL JUNIOR.  In 2014, Deirdre was hired as Vocal Director for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in India, where she worked with 45 singers and actors mostly on Skype, and then in person 3 weeks prior to opening of the production. She had the honor of working with India’s leading theatre director and actor, Alyque Padamsee.

Deirdre made her operatic debut playing the role of The First Lady in the Magic Flute. Other roles include: The Mother in Hansel and Gretel, and the snake and Flower in The Little Prince. Deirdre has also covered the role of Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera.

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TEACHERS

Celia Lobo (INDIA)

Jean Kindgdom-Vollenweider (INDIA)

Katherine Sternberg (PHILIPPINES)

Dr. Robert Harrison (USA)

Phyllis Bryn-Julson (USA)

Marilyn Zschau (USA)

​Voltaire Verzosa (USA)

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AS DRAMA & VOCAL DIRECTOR
Ms. Lobo has also served as Drama Director at Our Lady of Mercy School (OLM), Daly City, California (2006-2011) where she worked with students ages 7–16 yrs. At OLM, Deirdre directed Musical Reviews that she envisioned such as DOWN BROADWAY, FROM RAGS TO RICHES, and CASCADES II among others.  Recently, Ms. Lobo has been re-hired as Drama Director at Our Lady of Mercy School (OLM) and works with students from grades 1-8. Recent production performances include:

A Mixed-Up Fairy Tale by Susanna Hargreaves      
Chaos in Fairy Tale Forest by Geff Moyer                 
Aladdin Junior: Disney Production               
                 

Deirdre attended the APAP conference 2018 in New York and performed a Showcase Recital for agents and presenters.  Most recently, Deirdre did a solo concert with the Symphony Orchestra of India Chamber Orchestra on April 26, 2018 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, INDIA. 

It was from 1997 through 2004 that Deirdre took a sabbatical from actively performing, while she was raising her son Andre, now almost 18 years of age. Deirdre is married to Neville D'Cunha, and along with their son Andre live in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA.


Deirdre has served at local churches in the San Francisco. Currently, she is the principal cantor and choral director at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, San Mateo, California since 2000, but also substitute cantors at St. Robert's Catholic Church, San Bruno, California. Deirdre is always in demand to cantor and weddings, funerals and events. 

In 1996, Deirdre was invited to sing in Sangat an Indian International Music Festival held in Bombay, sponsored by the Mehli Mehta Foundation, and chaired by Zubin Mehta. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Deirdre has performed frequently in recital with the Rossmoor Concert Series, Noontime Concerts, Santa Rosa Concert Series, and the Community Music Center Concert Series. In 2009, Deirdre did a solo concert tour in India with concerts in Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.  In Feb 2013, she was invited to do a solo recital at the Monte Music Festival, Goa, INDIA. In May 2014, Ms. Lobo sang a solo recital program of mostly Pop, Broadway, Classical, and Crossover repertoire, to a packed audience and standing ovations. In April 2018, Deirdre was invited to do a solo concert with the Chamber Symphony Orchestra of India at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, India which was very well received with nothing but a standing ovation.

CONDUCTORS

Maria Badstue                                                                                                        Dr. Angela Yeung

David Ramadanoff                                                                                              Amelita Guevarra
Dr. J. Esmilla                                                                                                            
Dr. Francisco Feliciano                       

Shulamit Hoffmann                                                                                            Dennis Jackson                 

Roger Brunyate                       

DEIRDRE LOBO

Artistic Director / Founder - CLAV

Choral / Drama Director / Solo Concert Artist


A native of India, coming from an artistic background, Deirdre began her musical training under her mother, CELIA LOBO, well known opera singer, theater director, and voice teacher in India - teacher and director to many artists and personalities including Sunidhi Chauhan, Sachin Tendulkar, Shiamak Davar, Ella Castellino, Shahriyar Attai, Dalip Tahil, Sunita Rao, Shweta Shetty, etc. In addition, her brother ASHLEY LOBO is well known choreographer in India and abroad, and artistic director of THE DANCEWORX PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY, India. Her sister, CAROLYN VINCENT is a Life Coach, and Passion Consultant, training CEOs and Executives in Australia and worldwide. Lastly her dad, LT. COL. TREVOR LOBO who passed away in 2013 and is greatly missed, was her silent listener, and support. Deirdre owes her thanks, support, and gratitude to both her parents – THE BEST, one could ever ask for!

OTHER CONCERT AND ORCHESTRAL WORK
Concert at the Altenheim, California, USA                                          
CONCERT OF PEACE , St. Ignatius Church, California, USA                 

San Francisco Concerto Orchestra California, USA         

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