Lin Pan, Founder
Founder of Colorful Universe Music School, Pianist. Lin Pan was accepted into the Shanghai Conservatory of Music as the number one seed in Piano and graduated as top 1. In 1999 she won the most prestigious award "National Pearl River Piano Competition”. Lin Pan earned her tenure as a recognized instructor in piano performance and artistic music for eight years at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Zhou Xiao Yan Opera Center. Currently she is the Director of Music Teacher Association of California and Certified Piano Evaluator.
Ms Veronica, Mezzo-soprano
Mezzo-soprano Veronica, has gained recognition as a versatile and compelling singer, engaging audiences with her commanding stage presence, alluring vocal tone, and sincere expression. Coming from a rich background of classical studies, theater, musical theater, jazz, and classical dance, Ms. Jensen has a diverse with which she creates her vocal and dramatic art.
Mr Krassen, Baritone
Praised for his “mellow, burnished, beautiful (San Jose Mercury News) and strong voice (New York Times) and referred to as “the most commanding singer on stage” (SF Classical Voice), Bulgarian baritone Krassen, has thrilled audiences in concert and from the opera stage with music that spans the classic-modern eras.
Natalie Erskine, Soprano
Soprano Natalie received her Master of Music in Vocal Arts at the University of Southern California at the Thornton School of Music. Recent engagements include creating and performing the role of St. Martin in The Garden by Matthew Owens with the Goat Hall Chamber Opera.
Mr Zach, Composer
Zach was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up just north in the rolling hills of York County, Pennsylvania. He played viola through grade school and attended Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Ms Anna, Soprano
Anna has performed over twenty-five opera roles throughout the United States and internationally, including title role in Carmen, Azucena in Il Trovatore, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, and Olga in Eugene Onegin.
Ms D‘Ana, Soprano
D’Ana joined the Houston Grand Opera Studio in the 2014-15 season after winning first prize in the 2014 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. Her roles performed at HGO included The Water in The Little Prince, First Wood Nymph in Rusalka, First Lady in The Magic Flute and Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly.
Ms Olga, Pianist
Mrs. Hanley has received Master's degree from University of St. Petersburg Russia and she has years of experience of teaching piano.
Ms Kristern, Soprano
Kristen holds a Bachelors in Music Education and Musical Theatre from San Jose State University. She has toured throughout the United States, Central America, and Europe. Her most recent musical theatre roles include Holly Sullivan in The Wedding Singer and Gladys Hotchkiss in The Pajama Game. Kristen has served as the music director for the a cappella group The Spartones at SJSU, which recently competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, making it to the quarterfinals. She has also performed as a soloist and section leader in Peninsula Cantare under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Benson. As a passionate music educator, Kristen has worked on the board for the SJSU collegiate chapter of ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) as well as the CMEA (California Music Educators Association) Bay Section Board. She aspires to be in the field of music education for a lifetime and especially loves teaching children.
Ms Emma, Alto
Emma studied Music Education specializing in Choral and Vocal Pedagogy at San Jose State University. She has performed internationally and across the United States as a soloist and member of the San Jose State Choraliers. In 2014 and 2015 she received the San Hose School of Music and Dance Music Educator’s Scholarship. She is currently the alto soloist with the St. Anne’s Chapel Choir, singing renaissance and medieval motets and masses. She is an active member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the California Choral Directors’ Association CCDA, having served on the board of the San Jose State Collegiate Chapter of both organizations.
Ms Yvonne, Soprano
Yvonne is a soprano native to Los Angeles. She has performed as a soloist with various ensembles and companies from Southern California to the Bay Area. Her roles include Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Leticia in The Old Maid and the Thief and both Pamina and Second Lady in The Magic Flute. Ms. Casillas has been a choir director for 8 years and a vocal teacher for over 15 years. She studied vocal performance at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Loyola Marymount University. She holds a bachelor's degree in voice and choral conducting.
Ms Angelique, Soprano
Soprano Angelique began her singing career in Cali, Colombia, South America, where she received her teaching degree in music from the Universidad del Valle. An advocate for educating young audiences in music, she has developed music outreach programs and is co-founder of Early Music in Motion, an arts organization that serves rural and underserved audiences. With over twenty years of performance and teaching experience, she is frequently invited to universities, festivals, and workshops to teach vocal technique. Ms. Zuluaga completed two master degrees in voice performance and early music at the Jacobs School of Music and Early Music Institute at Indiana University. She resides in San Jose where she teaches at Sage Vista School, an elementary school specializing in education for gifted children, and in her private studio. Ms. Zuluaga has been working with CU’s Junior Troupe, focusing on vocal technique and music literacy, since 2014.