Staff and Board of Directors

Music / Executive Director

Fahad Siadat is a multi-faceted musician and arts entrepreneur with a specialty in music for the voice. He is an experienced conductor for both opera and chorus and has music directed works with Long Beach Opera, the Resonance Collective, Overtone Industries, and been assistant conductor of The Industry opera company. As a choral director, Fahad leads the contemporary music ensemble HEX and has conducted the Chaffey College Concert and Chamber Choirs, the CalArts Institute Choir and Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Columbia University Glee Club, C3LA, and C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective. Fahad is a sought after choir clinician and has made workshop appearances with ensembles from coast to coast.

Fahad is also a community organizer, arts entrepreneur, and administrator. He is the founder of C3LA: The Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles, a board member of C4 in New York, and the founder of See-A-Dot Music Publishing, Inc., a company devoted to the advocacy of new choral works and emerging composers. He has a reputation as a dynamic and engaging speaker and has received featured interviews in over a dozen podcasts, print magazines, and online publications. Fahad regularly writes articles for NewMusicBox and the Choral Journal and has presented on various topics at the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America,  the NY Choral Consortium, and Classical: NEXT. He is also a composer, performer, and conductor of music for the voice. For information about his creative work, please visit

Producing Director

Michelle Magaldi has collaborated with Overtone Industries since 2000, presenting the groundbreaking Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands, as well as The Woman in the Wall, and the Spontaneous Combustion Choir World Tour of Los Angeles. As Production and Technical Manager for LA Opera, Michelle produces chamber operas, concerts, live fils mores, and simulcasts across the city. She is the co-founder of Vibrant Production Management, a company that provides comprehensive production services to create vivid theatrical experiences.

Board of Directors

Paul Chwe MinChul An
Nicki Harper
Kate Noonan
Sabina Zúñiga Varela

Advisory Board

Tony Abatemarco
Eric Castro
Louise Rodricks
Carla Fantozzi
Jonathan Tobin

Artistic Associates

Chiwan Choi
David O
David Schweizer
George Sarah
John Ballinger
Ken Roh
Ruth Margraff
Sara Widzer