Dr. Krishan Oberoi
Musical artist, teacher and entrepreneur Krishan Oberoi has received widespread critical acclaim for his innovative leadership. Ensembles under his direction have been praised for their “impressive warmth and verve” (Boston Globe), “startling depth” (Variety magazine) and “clear diction, perfect pitch and clear purpose” (San Diego Union-Tribune). Oberoi is the Founder & Principal Guest Conductor of SACRA/PROFANA, a critically acclaimed, San Diego-based chorus described as “a divine vocal canopy” by The Los Angeles Times.
Hailed for his “visionary direction” (San Diego Story), Oberoi has championed the music of living composers, as well as seldom-performed works from earlier centuries. In 2018 he founded the Boston-based Analog Chorale, which released its first album, Explorers, in 2019. Analog Chorale's first live performance was given in October 2019, when the group performed the Monterverdi 1610 Vespers in its entirety. As Artistic Director of SACRA/PROFANA and Analog Chorale, Oberoi has conducted world-premiere recordings of music by contemporary composers Shawn Kirchner, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Pulitzer-Prize winner David Lang. SACRA/PROFANA's 2017 collaboration with composer Stephen Feigenbaum was described by Time magazine as "a sharply orchestrated piece of futuristic pop."
A passionate recruiter and advocate for choral singing, Oberoi has engaged diverse populations through innovative education and outreach programs. These efforts include a month-long afterschool program at San Diego’s Monarch School, an institution devoted to students impacted by homelessness.
Oberoi has served since 2016 on the faculty of Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, where he has directed the Collegiate Chorale, taught Studio Voice, and co-taught the interdisciplinary course “Lift Every Voice". He studied at Yale University and is a recent recipient of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University.