Bill Zinn

Davis Joint Unified School District


Since arriving in California in 1980, Bill has dedicated 37 years to the Sacramento area’s musical community as a public school teacher, a church chorister, and performer. He has performed as a member and Assistant Chorus Master of the Sacramento Opera Chorus. He now sings with the Sacramento Master Singers, whom he has served as President and bass section leader. Bill served as Senior Girls Choir Director and Artistic Director for the Sierra Mountain Music Camp from 1996 through 2016. His students have performed in Washington D.C., Chicago, New Orleans, Pearl Harbor, New York City, Disneyland, as well as for the Sacramento Youth Symphony and the Camellia Symphony. Bill taught classroom music in the Sacramento Joint USD 1985-1993 and served on the leadership team of Sacramento High School/Visual and Performing Arts Centre 1993-2003. He has led the DHS Jazz Choir and the junior high choirs in the Davis Joint Unified School District since 2003. In 2002 Bill was awarded Music Teacher of the Year by the Capitol Section of the California Music Educators Association.