Zanaida Robles has been active as an award-winning conductor, educator, vocalist and composer since 1998. She is on the faculty of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where she has taught choral and solo vocal music since 2005. She sings professionally with Pacific Chorale and the John Alexander Singers, and she is the soprano section leader and soloist for the Coventry Choir at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena. She has sung professionally under the batons of such conductors as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Pierre Boulez, John Mauceri, Carl St. Clair, Marin Alsop, John Alexander, Leonard Slatkin and Gustavo Dudamel.
Robles is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Choral Music at the USC Thornton School of Music. Her secondary fields of study are sacred music, choral arranging and jazz studies. She holds a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from California State University, Northridge, where she was graduate assistant to the director of choral studies for two years. She received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from California State University, Long Beach, where she was the first recipient of the four-year Dean’s Scholarship for Distinction in the Arts.