James Monios

Staff and Vestry


James Nicholas Monios, bass, enjoys a varied musical career as a performer and instructor. A native of Long Beach, California, Mr. Monios studied piano, contrabass and voice while earning the Master of Arts in Historical Musicology. Since moving to San Francisco in 1991, Jim has performed with many of the finest ensembles in the Bay Area, including Philharmonia Baroque Chorale since 1997, San Francisco Opera Chorus, American Bach Soloists and San Francisco Choral Artists, and has appeared as soloist with San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco City Concert Opera, Soli Deo Gloria, and Magnificat. He has been bass soloist at Temple Sherith-Israel and several San Francisco churches, including Church of the Advent, where he also served as Associate Director of Music. He began working with Piedmont Children’s Choir in 1994 and has continued teaching and conducting in private schools ever since, while maintaining a private piano studio in San Francisco.