A Dean's Scholar Graduate in Music and Theater from California State University Dominguez Hills, Claire Karst Rivero has created an impressive body of work over the last quarter of a century, including scores for numerous theater productions, music for radio and TV commercials, plus serious music ranging from classical to jazz, vocal and instrumental. Claire has written over seventy original works for individual artists and for choirs, three of which she has founded and conducted.
Claire is currently the conductor of two choirs at Aiea United Methodist Church.
Claire's composition credits include original music for the Los Angeles Variety Arts Theater, the sound track for the documentary film, "Soul of the Steel", theme music and incidentals for the TV series, "Hawaii's Reel Stories", and themes and intros/outros for the "What Really Happened" radio show.
Claire's fine arts compositions, "Lord Make me an Instrument of Thy Peace", based on the prayer of St. Francis, has been performed by the Schola Cantorum of the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in San Francisco and the First Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Claire's work, "Place Your Mind in the Mirror of Eternity", based on the prayer by St. Clare of Assisi , has been premiered by the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble. Claire's fine arts compositions are published by Fred Bock Music, distributed by Hal Leonard and Zimbel Press. Claire is a member of ASCAP, The American Choral Director's Association, the National Association of Composers, and the National League of American Pen Women. Claire is co-owner of Home Baked Entertainment, a Hawaii-based commercial production company. Claire can be reached at