Karen Johnson (1955-2017)

Karen Johnson (1955-2017)


In memoriam:

Karen Moniz Johnson



It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our long-time accompanist and friend, Karen Johnson. Karen supported Vivace's mission and students for nearly 15 years. As our first accompanist, she journeyed with us as we sought to bring choral music to youth in the South Bay. You may read more here.

In celebration of her life and work, Vivace has created the Karen Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donations to the fund can be made here or by mailing a check to Vivace Youth Chorus, 915 Meridian Ave Ste 110, San Jose CA 95126.

Karen's memory will live forever in the hearts and minds of all who made music with her.


Sparking the light of song 

Our mission is to give young singers the means to experience and share the power and poetry of song.

Vivace is an engaging, high-caliber choral program for children four to eighteen. We offer a Kodály based choral education program that balances vocal training, music theory, and performances. The chorus fosters creative and artistic growth through its six levels of developmentally attuned and challenging curriculum.



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Office Address:
Vivace Youth Chorus
915 Meridian Ave. Suite 110
San Jose, CA 95126


Rehearsal Sites:
Willow Glen:
1108 Clark Way
San Jose, CA 95125

East San Jose:
5301 McKee Rd.
San Jose, CA 95127

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Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 - 2:30