Porfirio Mojica, Accompanist
Porfirio Mojica has been the principal pianist for the Mountainside Master Chorale since 1994. He attended Michigan State University, majoring in piano performance under the tutelage of John Shelby Richardson. Upon moving to California, he attended the University of California, Irvine, majoring in psychology. He has studied jazz piano with notable artists Mark Massey, Tamir Hendelman, and Liw Matthews. Further classical piano pedagogy has included concert pianist Noberto Cappone. Mr. Mojica is full-time staff pianist at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut. Primary duties include collaborations with Chamber Singers, jazz ensembles “Frontline” and “Singcopation,’ beginning and intermediate vocal classes, and vocal coaching. “Pro” Mojica serves as pianist for Regional, All-State, and National Honor Choirs for CMEA (California Music Educators Association), SCVA (Southern California Vocal Association), ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), and IAJE (International Association of Jazz Education). Mr. Mojica also delves into the role of Music Director/Pianist for various musical theater venues in the Southern California region. Currently, Mr. Mojica is Director of Liturgical Music for St. Norbert Catholic Church in Orange. Among his duties are Chorale Director/Pianist/Organist for three masses.