Richard Medrano is the Artistic Director of the City of Angels Master Chorale and Children’s Chorus. His conducting career of some twenty years has taken him from San Francisco to New York across the continental USA and abroad. His choirs have toured Italy where they sang for Pope John Paul II. In 2004, Mr. Medrano entered into a cultural exchange with one of the top five Bavarian choirs in Germany, the Kaiser Heinrich Choir Bamberg.
Mr. Medrano has served as Director of Music in various prominent churches in the Los Angeles Archdiocese for the past 17 years. Currently Richard is the Director of Music for the University Catholic Center at U.C.L.A. He developed one of the largest music ministries in the L.A. Archdiocese. He is recognized as a top professional in the field of liturgical music and is often invited to conduct, consult and give workshops and clinics to choir directors and cantors for churches in the California area.
Mr. Medrano partnered with the Los Angeles Opera in pioneering community opera for the L.A. area. He has prepared adult and children’s choruses for maestro James Conlon in five operas and counting. In November of 2012 he served as Guest Conductor at Carnegie Hall, New York, where he debut with the City of Angles Master Chorale. In addition, his choirs have performed twice at Carnegie Hall with John Rutter. Richard Medrano’s television and film credits include Killer Karaoke Music Judge, KCET-televised L.A. Holiday Celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Tonight Show, and a Hallmark movie, “A Grandpa for Christmas” starring Ernest Borgnine, in which his choir was featured.
He has been clinician or adjudicator for the Chorister’s Guild, National Association of Church Musician’s (NACM) and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).