MUSIC TEACHER / DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY: CLARE DELTO
Mrs. Delto has been teaching for 20 years, five of which have been at St. Rose of Lima. In addition to her responsibilities at St. Rose, she currently directs the Vocal Jazz Ensemble at Glendale Community College, where she has taught Music Appreciation and the History of Rock and Roll. She served as Musical Director for the College’s musical productions, which have included “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Once Upon a Mattress,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” and “Godspell.”
St. Rose of Lima has guided Mrs. Delto for many years. She attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in San Diego for grades one through eight. After high school, Mrs. Delto started her teaching career in Chula Vista, California, as a voice and piano teacher at Harper’s Music and the Agape School of Music. She then went to Boston and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at Berklee College of Music. She became a Massachusetts Certified General Music and Vocal Teacher and taught privately and at the elementary and high school levels. After seven years in Boston, Mrs. Delto and her husband moved back to Chula Vista. At Feaster-Edison Charter Elementary School in Chula Vista, she was a tenured general music and vocal teacher. She was also a music instructor and the vocal director for musical theater productions at Southwestern College in Chula Vista. During this time, she also earned her Master’s Degree in Music Conducting from San Diego State University. While in Chula Vista she also returned to her childhood parish/school (St. Rose) as a cantor and music minister directing the adult, children’s and youth choirs.
Mrs. Delto loves to perform! She has performed the last two years with her husband at the Simi Valley Dream Cuisine and Knights of Columbus events. Mrs. Delto has also been featured as a solo vocalist and conductor at prestigious venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Chartres Cathedral, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the King’s Chapel in Versailles, St. Chapelle, Melbourne Scots’ Church, Sydney Town Hall, and the Sydney Opera House.