Matt Ignacio Music Director, San Diego Central, North Coastal & North Inland Tremble Clefs In addition to directing both Tremble Clefs choruses, Matt is the Music Director at St. John of the Cross Church, and Music Director for the Young Actors’ Theater in Spring Valley. He attended the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts and then graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Linguistics from SDSU in 2011. He won the 2015 National Youth Arts Award for Outstanding Musical Direction for The Music Man, and he was recently certified as a SongShine Instructor. A San Diego native, Matt also performs frequently as cantor and soloist throughout the county.
Debbie Myer Accompanist, North Coastal Tremble Clefs Debbie is a private piano instructor with a long history as choral accompanist and vocal soloist. She has experience working with all age groups from children to seniors. She has high proficiency in sight-reading and facility with many musical genres. As accompanist for Santa Fe Christian School, she participated in a collaborative singing project between the school chorus and Tremble Clefs. Subsequently she accepted an invitation to accompany our North County group.
Jerrica Stone Accompanist, North Inland Tremble Clefs Jerrica is a San Diego local pianist, clarinetist, teacher and music director. She brings passion and pride to her work and shares her excitement for music. She has experience working with large and small ensembles and as a soloist, as well as music director for a variety of shows. Jerrica has been the accompanist for Tremble Clefs North Inland Chorus since May, 2019. She also offers many of her administrative talents to the TCSD organization.
Michelle Gray Accompanist, San Diego Central Tremble Clefs Michelle has extensive experience as piano accompanist in multiple settings including the San Diego Children’s Choir and Cuyamaca Community College. She has a BA in Music from UC San Diego as well as skills in Keyboard Programming and Music Production Software. She has been a self-employed piano teacher for 15+ years. Michelle joined Tremble Clefs as accompanist for the San Diego Central chorus in August 2019.
Melodi Denton Administrative Assistant, website Melodi manages and coordinates our newsletter, programs, event flyers, e-blasts, mailing lists and donor drive. As Administrator at Palisades Presbyterian Church (TC San Diego’s rehearsal site), she has first-hand contact with the Tremble Clefs. She knows, advocates and shows concern and respect for all our singers. She also loves our music-making. Melodi is a wife and mother of 3 boys, and has volunteered for many non-profits. She loves Disneyland, crafting, walking and sharing time with friends.
John Castell Online Marketing Manager, development, volunteer John coordinates and manages all online and social outreach channels for Tremble Clefs San Diego; website, Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, Nextdoor and creates graphic content for events and promotions. A BFA graduate form Parsons School of Design in NYC, he is also a singer, yoga enthusiast and vinyl junkie. With almost 40 years experience in advertising and marketing for life sciences, pharmaceutical and environmental businesses, his enthusiasm for creating awareness and helping others is the perfect match. John attends weekly sessions with his husband, who was diagnosed with PD in 2013.