Kristina Nakagawa is the Artistic Director of Resounding Achord in San José and also serves as Choir Director at St. Francis Episcopal Church of Willow Glen. She has been performing and directing in the Silicon Valley since 2001, and previously conducted at Pinewood School in Los Altos and served as Assistant Conductor for The Choral Project in San José. Before settling in the San José area, she conducted two choirs at University of California, Irvine. Kristina also has extensive experience in musical theater, both as a director and a performer. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from UC Irvine, and finished her master’s degree in choral conducting at San José State University in 2005, where she was fortunate to study with Dr. Charlene Archibeque and sing with the world-famous Choraliers.