Chaumonde Porterfield


Chaumonde Porterfield-Pyatt is a music professor of Piano, Organ, Keyboard Accompaniment, Voice, Music Appreciation, History of Rock & Roll, History of American Folk Music, World Music, and Music Fundamentals at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California.  Many literature classes are Distance Education, as well as Correspondence into prisons.  Chaumonde holds degrees in Music, Human Relations Organizational Behavior, and Education Administration from San Francisco State University, and University of San Francisco.  Also, she was granted a Fellow of Music at Wessex Theological College in England.  Chaumonde holds Life credentials for Music Instruction and Supervisor in California Community Colleges from University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Los Angeles.

Chaumonde studied piano with Effie Curtiss from Oberlin Conservatory; Vladimir Brenner at San Francisco State, as well as composer/organist Richard Purvis.  She performed with the San Francisco Symphony with composers Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, and Conductor Josef Krips from Vienna.  Through University of London, she researched historical organs in five countries, culminating in a vocal/piano concert broadcast over BBC.  Locally, she has performed multiple concerts in organ and piano, and voice, guest pianist with the Mozart Festivals, Kings County Symphony, and organist with the Tulare County Symphony. 

Chaumonde is the MACCC Legislation Advocacy Representative on the MACCC Executive Board, and has served 22-years.