Thea Kano received her doctor of music arts at UCLA after serving for several years as the artistic director for Crossroads School in West Los Angeles. Her undergraduate degree in piano performance was earned at Arizona State University. Currently Dr. Kano resides in Washington, DC. She serves a number of roles in choral music including Artistic Director for the Gay Men’s Chorus Washington, an internationally recognized chorus; she is Founder and Artistic Director for the New York City Master Chorale which performs the master works in a variety of venues in New York City. Recent performances have taken Thea and singers to Ireland, Paris, France, Cuba and Ukraine. The visit to Cuba was sponsored by the State Department.
Thea serves Paschal•Murray as a Talent Advisor for search projects within the performing arts.