Anaheim United Methodist Church

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John Elg


John Elg (pronounced “Elj”) grew up in Los Angeles and began singing in the Children's Choir at La Tijera United Methodist Church.  He attended California State University, Northridge and graduated with a degree in Music Education.  He went on to study music at Cincinnati Conservatory, USC, UCLA and Loyola Marymount.  Some of his greatest teachers were John Alexander, Elmer Thomas, Robert Shaw, Donald Neuen, and Paul Salamunovich. 

As an educator, John taught Choral Music at Mission Viejo High School and also at and Orange Coast College.  As a Minister of Music, he served for 27 years at Presbyterian Church of the Master.

Professionally John has conducted over 500 Hollywood studio sessions for orchestras and choirs, and was Conductor of the orchestra for the Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters from 2009 - 2016.

John is married to Gretchen (a fine alto) and they have 2 children Edward and Elizabeth.