Connie Dorland, executive assistant

Music in her Genes

Connie Dorland grew up in San Mateo, California where she attended the San Francisco Symphony with her mother on a monthly basis, solidifying her love of music.  She was a dental assistant for 15 years in the Bay Area until 1999, when her husband Barry retired from the Half Moon Bay Fire Department.

Connie Dorland

They chose to move to Nevada County so their two children could grow up in a slower paced area, rich in culture and the arts. (Their daughter Katie, a talented artist, attended the Nevada City School of the Arts. Their son Gerritt plays trombone in the Nevada Union High School bands).  Connie became involved in volunteering for local schools as a docent for the Independence Trail, Wildlife Rehab and Rehabilitation, and the InConcert Sierra.

Connie’s father, Robert James, was a professional singer and gifted Connie with a great affection for music. He sang in movies, in the Stanford Men’s Chorus, and throughout his life.  His love of song rubbed off on Connie who always enjoyed singing, but didn¹t start singing in choirs until age 33.  She took voice lessons at Sierra College with Ken Hardin and sang in the Sierra College Chorus.  Connie is now a soprano in the Sierra Master Chorale, and takes a leadership role.

As Executive Assistant, Connie enjoys office management, helping with production and volunteer management, marketing, and anything else that comes her way.  Connie’s known for her effervescent personality and eagerness to ensure that everyone has a great experience at InConcert Sierra.