SUNDAY EVENING - FEBRUARY 17, 2019
5:00 - 9:00 PM
WITH A SONG IN MY HEART!
Our popular February event, “With a Song in my Heart," will be more captivating than a card, more ravishing than a rose and more charming than a box of chocolates! Delight your Valentine’s heart with four singers serenading you with songs of love and romance. We'll return once again to the charming Italian restaurant, C'era Una Volta, in Alameda. Pamper your palates with a delectable four course dinner with wine. With what is sure to be an extraordinary evening of food, wine, and music, you and your special someone will be guaranteed to take home enduring memories and a song in your hearts!
$125 per person upstairs, $150 per person downstairs seating, which includes a four-course meal, glass of wine, and a $70/$95 contribution to JTVA. Your donation goes to support JTVA which works to cultivate and support the talents of promising singers who aspire to a professional career in vocal performance.
You can purchase your ticket with a check (payable to JTVA, via mail at 466 Crescent Street #306, Oakland, CA, 94610) or online by clicking here.
JUNE 14 & 15, 2019
SIXTH ANNUAL JTVA VOCAL COMPETITION WEEKEND
VALLEY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AT HOLY NAMES UNIVERSITY
3500 MOUNTAIN BOULEVARD, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA
Stay tuned for additional event details. See below for 2019 Masterclass teacher information.
JAKE HEGGIE: 2018 TIER I MASTER TEACHER
Jake Heggie is the composer of the operas Dead Man Walking, Moby-Dick, It’s A Wonderful Life, Great Scott, Three Decembers, Out of Darkness: Two Remain, and the choral opera, The Radio Hour, among others. He has also composed nearly 300 songs, as well as chamber, choral and orchestral works. The operas – most created with writers Terrence McNally or Gene Scheer – have been produced on five continents. Moby-Dick (Scheer) was telecast throughout the United States as part of Great Performances’ 40th Season and released on DVD (EuroArts). Dead Man Walking (McNally) has received 60 international productions and has been recorded twice. Three Decembers has received nearly two dozen international productions. The composer was recently awarded the Eddie Medora King prize from the UT Austin Butler School of Music, and the Champion Award from the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. A Guggenheim Fellow, Heggie has served as a mentor for the Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative and is a frequent guest artist at universities, conservatories and festivals throughout the USA and Canada. He and Gene Scheer are currently at work on If I Were You, based on the Faustian story by Julian Green, for the Merola Opera Program’s 2019 season.
KIP CRANNA: 2018 TIER II MASTER TEACHER
Clifford (Kip) Cranna, Dramaturg at San Francisco Opera, has served on the staff since 1979 and was Director of Music Administration for over thirty years. In 2008 he was awarded the San Francisco Opera Medal, the company’s highest honor, and in 2012 he received the Bernard Osher Cultural Award for distinguished efforts to bring excellence to a cultural institution. He has served as vocal adjudicator for numerous groups including the Metropolitan Opera National Council. In 2014 he received the Star of Excellence Award for outstanding service to the programs of the San Francisco Opera Guild. He holds a B.A. in music from the University of North Dakota and a Ph.D. in musicology from Stanford University. He lectures and writes frequently on music, teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory, the Fromm Institute at USF, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and moderates the SF Opera Guild “Insight” panel discussions. He was Dramaturg for the 2016 production of Wagner’s “Ring” at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.