Dr. Zanaida Noelle Stewart Robles is a fierce advocate for diversity and inclusion in music education and performance. Authentic interpersonal connection and relationship-building are core principals of her teaching and performance methods. Born, raised, and educated in Southern California, she is in demand as a vocalist, conductor, composer, clinician and adjudicator for competitions, festivals, and conferences related to choral and solo vocal music. Dr. Robles is the upper school choir director at Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City, CA. And she is the Direcor of Music for Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena, CA.