Hugh McDevitt received his Masters in Music degree in Choral Conducting from San Jose State in 2017 after retiring from IBM, where he was an electrical engineer for 32 years. He is the Chancel Choir Director at Santa Teresa Presbyterian Church in San Jose and has directed the local a cappella group Crescendo for over 20 years.
Hugh and his wife Debbie have been active in local community and church music for over 37 years. Hugh has studied piano, trumpet, and harpsichord and his choral compositions have been performed by Schola Cantorum and the Stanford Memorial Church Choir under the direction of Greg Wait, the Stanford Chamber Chorale directed by Stephen Sano, and the Princeton Singers directed by Steven Sametz.
Hsin-Yee Shih graduated from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, where she studied piano with Benjamin Pasternack and oboe with Joseph Turner. Hsin-Yee has accompanied for the Ohlone Chamber Singers in Fremont and Summer in the City Camp at San Jose State University. She currently teaches piano privately and at C&L Music in Fremont.