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A group of young Artists-in-Training gather around a piano at a recital.

AIT Spring Recital

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Celebrate tomorrow’s great voices!

Applaud the accomplishments of OTSL’s 2021-2022 Bayer Fund Artists-in-Training students at their culminating Spring Recital! Over $13,000 in scholarship funds will be awarded at this inspiring event, adjudicated by Erie Mills.
Join OTSL in cheering on the stars of tomorrow at this free concert. A complimentary reception follows the recital.

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Event information

Reception to follow

Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.
Youtube & Facebook Livestream

Sunday, April 24

3 p.m.

About Erie Mills

In a vocal career spanning more than twenty-five years, Erie Mills has received critical and popular acclaim throughout the world, dazzling audiences with her sparkling coloratura voice, captivating personality, and vivid portrayals of operatic roles. She has performed in the world’s major opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Vienna Staatsoper, English National Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, New York City Opera, and many others.

In 1998, Erie Mills joined the music faculty of San José State University, devoting herself to the education and training of young singers. She spent ten years in academia, retiring from SJSU in 2008 as a full Professor of Music. She continues to maintain a private studio devoted to the vocal training of young professionals. Since 2003, Ms. Mills has served as the Principal English Diction Coach for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and master teacher for the Gerdine Young Artist Program. She has also worked as English Diction Coach on the staffs of the Metropolitan Opera and Santa Fe Opera. She has taught master classes throughout the country and adjudicates regularly for the Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition and for the National Association of Teachers of Singing. From 2004–2010, she served on OPERA America’s Board of Directors, the first singer ever named to the board. In October 2016, she became the Artistic Director of Livermore Valley Opera.



Special thanks to lead sponsor Bayer Fund,

The Artists-in-Training program is also generously supported by the Saigh Foundation.

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