John Byun received his Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of California, Irvine and his Masters in Choral Conducting from California State University, Long Beach. He is the director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Riverside City College, where he directs the Chamber Singers and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Mr. Byun is also the artistic director of the Temecula Valley Master Chorale and the Riverside Master Chorale. He has been the guest conductor for several district honor choirs, the SCVA Men’s Honor Choir, the Central California Women’s Honor Choir and the Texas Honor Choir Region 9.
The RCC Chamber Singers have performed at the ACDA Western Divisional Conference in Tucson and the National Conference in Chicago. They have traveled to Wales where they competed in the Eisteddfod Choral Competition and took first in the Mixed Choir Division and they were selected to perform at the NCCO (National Collegiate Choral Organization) national conference in Colorado. They often have opportunities to perform with special guest artists such as Don Shelton (member of the Hi-Lo’s), Grammy Award Winner Jon Secada and as chorus for the Star Wars in Concert. He resides in Temecula, CA with his wife Mary and children Mikail and Jade.