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James Toland
Vocal Arts

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 WINNERS!

TIER I
1st Place - Julie Adams
2nd Place - Samantha Hankey
3rd Place - Andrew Manea


TIER II
1st Place - Maya Kherani
2nd Place - Emilie Faiella
3rd Place - Erin O'Meally

 

 

 

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Latest News


James Toland
Vocal Arts

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 WINNERS!

TIER I
1st Place - Julie Adams
2nd Place - Samantha Hankey
3rd Place - Andrew Manea


TIER II
1st Place - Maya Kherani
2nd Place - Emilie Faiella
3rd Place - Erin O'Meally

 

 

 


JTVA is an Oakland, California based nonprofit established to encourage and cultivate, through competition and education, the emerging talents of singers who aspire to a professional career in vocal performance.


 

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JAMES TOLAND VOCAL COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE

"The fourth annual James Toland Vocal Arts Competition ended on Saturday in victory for soprano Julie Adams in Tier One. It’s another feather in the cap for Adams, who has been admired in the Bay Area in numerous roles, from Blanche in the Merola Opera’s Streetcar Named Desire, Mimi in S.F. Opera’s recent La boheme, SF Opera Lab’s Chamberworks Concerts, to Rose in Street Scene at Oakland East Bay Symphony...."

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SOPRANOS TAKE THE LEAD IN PRIZE WINNING AT FOURTH ANNUAL
JAMES TOLAND VOCAL ARTS COMPETITION IN OAKLAND

Photo by Vibeke Johnson

Photo by Vibeke Johnson

Photo by Samuel Crossley

Photo by Samuel Crossley

Soprano Julie Adams won the Tier I Grand Prize award and soprano Maya Kherani was awarded first place in Tier II at the fourth Annual James Toland Vocal Arts (JTVA) Vocal Competition held on Saturday, June 24, 2017. 

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DAVID GOCKLEY AND DEBORAH VOIGT - "INDUSTRY LEADERS” PARTICIPATE IN OAKLAND VOICE COMPETITION

SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE

"When the fourth-annual James Toland Vocal Arts is held June 23–24 in Oakland’s Holy Names University, the jury will include a man who has been listening to (and launching big careers for) hundreds of young voices for more than four decades. For those in auditions or a contest, San Francisco Opera General Director Emeritus David Gockley is always a welcome presence...."

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TWO JUILLIARD-TRAINED VOCALISTS WIN TOP PRIZES

Bass-baritone Cody Quattlebaum won both the Tier I Grand Prize and Audience Favorite awards and soprano Eva Gheorghiu was awarded first place in Tier II at the third Annual James Toland Vocal Arts (JTVA) Vocal Competition held on Saturday, June 25, 2016. 

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Photos courtesy of Samuel Crossley

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Past Finalists


Past Finalists


PAST COMPETITION FINALISTS

2017

TIER I

Julie Adams
Nicholas Brownlee
Mason Gates
Sandra Hamaoui
Samantha Hankey
Andrew Manea
Daniel Moody

TIER II

Clare Demer
Emilie Faiella
Maya Kherani
Julia Metzler
Erin O’Meally
William Ottow
Sean Stanton

2016

TIER I

Yelena Dyachek
Arnold Livingston Geis
Veronica Jensen
Kisma Jordan
Jennifer Lindsay
Aundi Moore
Cody Quattlebaum

TIER II

Greg Allen Friedman
Aaron Gallington
Eva Gheorghiu
Timothy Madden
Madelaine Matej
Julia Metzler
Alexander Taite

2015

TIER I

Elizabeth Baldwin
Jason Duika
Sara LeMesh
Jennifer Lindsay
Clarissa Lyons
Emma McNairy
Brent Turner

TIER II

Clare Demer
Samuel James Dewese
Aaron Gallington
Angela Jarosz
Bradley King
Emma Rosenthal
Claire Weber

2014

TIER I

David Blalock
Ryan Bradford
Lara Lynn Cottrill
Jason Duika
Nicole Greenidge
Katherine Leemhuis
Abigail Levis

TIER II

Caleb Barnes
Allie Jessing
Hannah Ludwig
Chelsea Lyons
Stefan Miller
Anne Hepburn Smith
Alexander Taite