PATRICK FLAHIVE is the Founder and Artistic Director of PCSGV. Mr. Flahive is recognized throughout the United States and abroad as one of the preeminent conductors of student choirs in the Catholic Church. In addition to liturgical service, Pueri Cantores San Gabriel Valley has concertized, recorded music for film and television, appeared on international broadcasts, and made numerous international and national tours.
In 1994 began his service as President of American Federation Pueri Cantores, the Catholic Church’s organization of student choirs. At the helm of AFPC for 19 years he oversaw the planning and execution of scores of choir festivals, conducting seminars, congresses and other activities. During his tenure AFPC realized tremendous growth across the United States. Mr. Flahive also served for eight years as Vice President of the International Federation of Pueri Cantores which has its headquarters in the Pontifical Institute for Sacred Music, Vatican City. Some of his other international activities have included five years as choral director to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta on its annual pilgrimages to Lourdes (France), and adjudicating the prestigious Rassegna Internazionale di Cappelle Musicale in Loreto, Italy. He also served as a member of the Jubilee 2000 committee for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Since 1985 Mr. Flahive has served in music ministry and education at Sacred Heart Church and School in Covina, California. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Chapman University, Orange, California, and California State University, Los Angeles respectively. Mr. Flahive expresses boundless joy and gratitude to God for his marriage to Lauren Macy Flahive, with whom he shares three beautiful children: Sean, Carrah and James.
LAUREN FLAHIVE is the Executive Director of PCSGV. As a career singer and vocal technique teacher Mrs. Flahive’s beautiful voice has been heard in many churches and on numerous stages throughout Southern California, on American and European tours, and on many audio recordings. Her students range from young beginners to seasoned professionals with international careers. Mrs. Flahive’s experience also includes numerous choral music performances with various liturgical and professional ensembles including the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Zephyr and I Cantori, and her solo vocal performances have been featured on BBC Radio’s The Choir. Ms. Flahive served for a number of years as a private vocal instructor at LA Music Academy in Pasadena and maintains a private voice studio in West Covina, CA, where she specializes in the development of vocal technique and the rehabilitation of damaged voices.
Ms. Flahive is currently serving as a cantor, section leader and soloist at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA, and at Sacred Heart Church in Covina, CA .
Porfirio Antonio Mojica, our principal pianist since 2005, is an extremely versatile professional in all musical genres, including classical, popular and jazz styles. Mr. Mojica has served as full-time staff-pianist at Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, CA, since 1997. His primary duties there include collaborations with award winning vocal ensembles including The Chamber Singers and the jazz ensembles Singcopation and Frontline. His piano skills are heard in Opera Scenes, Conducting Class, and the individual instruction areas of Classical Art Songs, Opera, Jazz, and Musical Theatre. In addition, Mr. Mojica accompanies Beginning and Intermediate Voice classes, and Vocal Coaching.
Mr. Mojica has served as principal pianist for notable organizations and events including Regional, All-State, and National Honor Choirs for CMEA (California Music Educators Association), SCVA (Southern California Vocal Association), ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), IAJE (International Association of Jazz Education), PCSGV (Pueri Cantores San Gabriel Valley), and MMC (Mountainside Master Chorale) In addition, Mr. Mojica also performs as Musical Director/Pianist for various musical theater venues including Whittier Community Theatre, Covina Valley Playhouse, Hungry Artist Co., Costa Mesa Playhouse, and Fullerton Civic Light Opera. Mr. Mojica’s extensive work in music ministry have included positions as Music Director/Organist for St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, Claremont, CA and pianist/organist for St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Yorba Linda, CA. Mr. Mojica attended Michigan State University, majoring in Piano Performance under the tutelage of John Shelby Richardson. Upon proceeding west, he transferred to the University of California, Irvine and earned a Psychology/Social Science degree. He continued classical piano studies with concert pianist Norberto Cappone. Further musical explorations were undertaken with notable jazz piano artists Tamir Hendelman, Ron Kobayashi, Mark Massey, and Llew Matthews.
Jonathan Johnson has shared his marvelous talents since 2010 as rehearsal pianist for Pueri Cantores San Gabriel Valley. In addition to his expert piano skills Mr. Johnson is a professional French horn player and his work includes film soundtrack recording sessions for Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, and Fox Studios; performances with the Pasadena Symphony & Pops; playing piano and synthesizer for musical theatre productions; and private teaching. He is an Adjunct Professor of Applied Music at Golden West College, is Director of the Inspirational Choir at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and accompanies choirs and liturgies at Sacred Heart School in Covina. Mr. Johnson holds a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the USC Thornton School of Music
Linda Everman has served as a treasured Rehearsal Accompanist for PCSGV since 1994. Mrs. Everman maintains a private piano studio, teaching many students in the Covina area, and has an extensive background in teaching, curriculum development, musical direction and production, and accompaniment with numerous institutions. Along with the fine work Linda has done for PCSGV, her professional skills have graced the rehearsal rooms and stages of The Covina Unified School District, South Hills High School, Sierra Vista Jr. High, Covina High School, Traweek Jr. High, Sacred Heart School and Church, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Covina First Baptist Church. As a Music Major at Mt. San Antonio College, Mrs. Everman earned an A.A. Degree in Piano and Music Theory, and served as Music Tutor and Professors’ Assistant.