San José Choral Project (SJCP) was originally founded in September of 1996. Led by founding director Daniel Hughes, the San José-based chorus met with early successes marked by performances for the American Choral Directors Association, the California Music Educators Association, the National Association of Composers of the USA, and a performance by invitation to represent California at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., as part of the California State Day Celebration.

In 2002, the group changed its name to The Choral Project and embarked on a journey of international recognition. In 2004, The Choral Project took 2nd place in the Mixed Choir competition at the 58th annual International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales. In July 2007, The Choral Project placed in all three categories at the California International Choral Festival & Competition in San Luis Obispo, CA, taking home 1st place in the Choir’s Choice category, 2nd place in the Required Pieces category, and 3rd in the Folk Music category. In October 2011, The Choral Project toured Northern Spain for the International Choral Competition in Tolosa. They performed to standing room only crowds in Salamanca, Burgos, Polanco, Aoíz, and many surrounding towns in the Basque Region.



To transform and heal through music and words.


To connect to one another through choral theater, education and musical excellence.



MM Feldman | Chairperson

Joan Walton | Vice Chairperson

Lucia Conley | Secretary

Terry Forrest | Treasurer

If you are interested in becoming a Board Member, please email

Sponsored, in part, by a grants from the Office of Cultural Affairs - City of San Jose, SVCREATES and Applied Materials Foundation, and generous support from First Republic Bank.