Masumi Maei has a masters in music with a focus on Kodály pedagogy from Holy Names University, a BA from Brown University in Africana and Development studies. She received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2011 to research education in Sri Lanka. Masumi has a passion for multicultural music, and spends her free time researching ways to diversify her repertoire. She teaches at Vivace Youth Chorus in San Jose and Berkeley Rose Waldorf School. In the past, she has sung in the choir for St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Los Gatos, and taught private voice and musicianship lessons.