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Voice Pre-College Faculty

Learn Voice from our marvelous Pre-College Faculty.


Christine Abraham

M.M., Manhattan School of Music; B.A., San Francisco Conservatory of Music; studied with Patricia McCaffrey, Cynthia Hoffmann, Lucille Evans, Herman LeRoux; principal roles/soloist with Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Spoleto Festival USA, Philadelphia Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Boston Baroque, Music of the Baroque; recorded on Signum Classics, Naxos American Classics, Arabesque Recordings, BBC Music.

Phillip Harris

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (D.M.A), the University of Michigan (M.M.), and the University of California, Irvine (B.M.). Phillip Harris specializes in partnering with students to find optimal artistic and vocal freedom in classical, musical theatre, and popular music styles. He has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. He's appeared with the San Francisco Symphony, Reno Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Opera (Chorus), Opera Las Vegas, Aspen Opera Center, Aspen Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Pocket Opera, Island City Opera, Mountain Play, and the San Mateo Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra. He has presented masterclasses, lectures, and/or recitals at many colleges and universities across the country and has vocal or music directed musicals at Mountain Play, YMTC, MoonSchool at 42nd Street Moon, Head-Royce School, and The Nueva School. He previously taught at Head-Royce School, Stuart Hall for Boys, and numerous music studios. He currently teaches voice and musical theatre at Menlo School, Hip Hop at West Valley College, and is an instructor in the music history and literature department at SFCM. More information is available at

Eun-Mee Ko, Chair of Voice Department, Pre-College & Continuing Education

“Building a good foundation is essential for young singers, and I help my students build and achieve a level of skill that allows them to enjoy their performing genuinely. It is my pleasure to walk my students through their musical journey with them!”


Teaching classical voice and musical theater and specializing in preparation for performances, competitions, and auditions for colleges(Extra Curricular) & music schools for Pre-College students and Continuing Education students on the professional track. 


Her students have won numerous awards in local, national, and international competitions, including Junior Bach Audition, the Pacific Music Society & Foundation Annual Competition, the United States International Music Competition, International American Protégé Competition, Schmidt Vocal Competition, CS Music Vocal Competition and others. Her students participated in prominent summer music festivals, including Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Interlochen Arts Camp, and others. She has been an adjudicator for auditions and competitions, including the United States International Competition, the New York Lyric Opera National Voice Competition, and others. 


Operatic performances in San Francisco, Sacramento, Rome, and Icomb Place with Jeffrey Thomas, Stefano Vignati, Monroe Kanouse, and Hermann LeRoux; roles include Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Ginevra (Ariodante), Galatea (Acis and Galatea), Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Alice (Falstaff), and Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors); solo performances at Davies Symphony Hall, Herbst Theater and San Jose Performing Arts Center with Michael Barrett and Dong Jin Kim. 


Post-Graduate Diploma, M.M. and B.M., San Francisco Conservatory of Music; studied with Herman LeRoux and Sylvia Anderson; organized and directed the Musical Theater Workshop class(2004-2005), Scenes Class(2015-2017), and the Vocal Performance Workshop class(2017-present) for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Department; 


She teaches at SFCM on Saturdays and has her private studio in Palo Alto, where she teaches SFCM students and her private students in person or via Zoom on weekdays. For more information, email


Accepting advanced students.

Krista Wigle

Krista Wigle received both her B.M. and M.M. in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory where she studied with Carolyn Lewis, Pamela Fry and Jane Randolph. Her extensive performance career ranges from Opera to Musical Theater. She has performed with such companies as: Opera Parallele, Pocket Opera, Brava! Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Cinnabar Theater, Festival Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, Sierra Repertory Theater, Woodminster, and the San Jose Playhouse. She has also been the Soprano Soloist/Featured Artist with such organizations as: The Chintimini Chamber Music Festival, The Santa Rosa Symphony, Chora Nova, The UC Berkeley Orchestra, The SFCM Orchestra, The Santa Cruz Symphony, Ballet San Jose, The Monterey Opera Orchestra, and The Rogue Valley Chorale. Krista discovered her passion for teaching twenty-two years ago and has not stopped since. She has her own Private Vocal Studio, teaches Musical Theater and Cabaret at the American Conservatory Theater(A.C.T.), and teaches in the Vocal Department at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts(R.A.S.O.T.A.). Her main goals as a voice teacher are to teach her students how to sing healthily, have vocal longevity, and most of all…have fun!

Kayla Wilfong, choral ensemble

Kayla Wilfong is a lyric coloratura soprano, an internationally award-winning voice teacher, a conductor, actress, and Bay Area native. Kayla has appeared in operas, symphonies, plays, a movie, and on stages throughout the Bay Area and abroad, including the War Memorial Opera House and Davies Symphony Hall. Her most recent engagements include participating as the featured soprano soloist in Carmel, CA in Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem under maestro Leroy Kromm, being the featured soprano soloist in the San Jose Symphonic Choir’s recorded production of Gabriel Faure’s Requiem with the Cal Arte Ensemble, and being featured in a recent edition of the Royal Academy of Music-affiliated magazine Vantage Music for performing the role of “Annina” in the world’s first virtual &  international production of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata. Kayla has been featured as a solo artist in recent years with the Nova Vista Symphony, the Cambrian Symphony, The Prospect Theater Project, members of the Winchester Symphony, the Cal Arte Ensemble, and in roles varying from “Susanna” in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, to “Sophie” in Terrence McNeilley’s Masterclass. She is committed to premiering solo works from modern composers as well, most recently having sung the world-premiere of composer Stefan Cwik’s “Songs For Beyond” at the Bowes Center in San Francisco. In addition to singing, Kayla is a choral director with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, a choral clinician, and her private voice students consistently place within the top 3 slots of both national and international vocal competitions. She holds a “Best Teacher” award from the 8th Hong Kong International Youth Performing Arts Festival, and was recognized by the American Protege International Vocal Competition in New York City in 2020 and 2021 for “extraordinary dedication and achievement in the field of teaching music and presenting students to perform at Carnegie Hall”.  Kayla majored in Voice Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.