Countertenor William Sauerland enjoys a varied career of teaching, singing, and conducting. Currently Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Chabot College in Hayward, California, Mr. Sauerland also serves as Artistic Director of the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, and Artistic Director of the Oakland-East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus. He is a former Associate Music Director for the world-renowned Pacific Boychoir Academy. Mr. Sauerland’s recent solo appearances include the American Bach Soloists, Festival Opera Company, Folger Consort, Handel Opera Project, Long Beach Camerata Singers, Musica Angelica, and the Oakland Symphony Orchestra. Recital appearances include the London Handel Festival, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and St. James’s Palace for His Royal Highness Prince Charles. Recent guest conducting appearances include the Mill Valley Philharmonic, Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, and Singapore American School Choral Festival. As a former member of Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer, Mr. Sauerland has sung throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Currently a doctoral candidate in Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, Mr. Sauerland is writing a dissertation on the teaching of transgender singers. He received his Master’s degree in Advanced Vocal Performance from the Royal College of Music in London under the auspices of a Marshall Scholarship.