JOHN TEBAY began his career in 1976 as Minister of Music and Worship at Calvary Church of Placentia, California, USA, where he directed the music program for 17 years. In 1981, he became the choral director at El Dorado High School in Placentia, California. He has been director of choral studies at Fullerton College in Southern California, since 1985. During that time he has conducted the 110-voice Concert Choir, the Chamber Singers, the Collegiate Chorale, the Men’s Chorale, the Women’s Chorale, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and the song and dance troupe, Bravo. In addition Mr. Tebay has taught piano, voice, applied music and general education music courses. He served as Music Department coordinator from 2002-2013. He has also served on various committees campus wide, including 17 hiring committees for faculty, staff, and administration. Mr. Tebay’s choirs have performed throughout the United States and Canada. They have performed at ACDA and NCCO Conventions, and they have been a guest choir in Mainland China, performing with the Beijing University Symphony and the Shanghi University Symphony. In addition, the choir has competed in the International Eisteddfod Choral Competition in Llangollen Wales, the Seghizzi International Choral Competition in Gorizia, Italy, and the Singkreis Porcia Spittal Choral Competition in Spittal Austria.
Mr. Tebay has conducted honor choirs throughout the southwest United States including the Arizona All-State Honor Choir, the SCVA Honor Choir, and the Coastal and Central Regional Honor Choirs for California ACDA. He is in demand as a guest conductor, choral adjudicator, choral competition judge, and clinician. John lives in Placentia, California with his wife, Debby Tebay, and their four children.