Lara Korneychuk joined the FUMCSD staff as Children's/Youth Choir Director in 2016, after bidding a fond farewell to FUMC of Evanston, IL, where she directed the Children's Choir and sang in the Chancel Choir for five years.
Originally from Irvine, CA, Lara credits the thriving arts programs of Irvine Unified School District as the foundation of her music education. With a Bachelors in Music Education and Vocal Performance and a Certificate in Musical Theatre from Northwestern University,
Lara worked for three years as Choral Director at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, IL, before accepting her current position as Performing Arts Educator at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, CA.
Lara also serves as Assistant Conductor of the local professional choir, SACRA/PROFANA. Performing credits include: San Diego Opera Chorus, Core Alto in SACRA/PROFANA, jazz soloist with the Hip Young Gunslinger’s Big Band (Chicago), Florence Pike in Britten’s Albert Herring (Northwestern), and Young Artist at Ohio Light Opera.