Founder of Colorful Universe Music School, Pianist. Lin Pan was accepted into the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in the number one seat in Piano and graduated top of her class. In 1999 she won the most prestigious award in the "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. Emma, Contralto
Mezzo Soprano Mahsheed is an emerging artist and voice teacher who recently graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, earning a Master of Music in Voice Performance and Opera in May 2020. She is a student of internationally acclaimed Metropolitan Opera Mezzo Soprano Susanne Mentzer. Ms. Massarat was the recipient of multiple accolades during her time at SFCM including a Graduate Scholarship Award and was a two-time recipient of SFCM’s professional development grants. Recent performances include singing the roles of Mrs. Peachum in Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera with SFCM Musical Theatre, Cornelia in Handel's Giulio Cesare with Chicago Summer Opera, and Matilda in Handel's Ottone with SFCM's Historical Performance Ensemble.
When Ms. Massarat is not performing, she enjoys teaching voice at Colorful Universe and in her home state of Oregon.
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. Eugene, Baritone
Ms Anna, Mezzo-Soprano
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.
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.
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 range with which she creates her vocal and dramatic art.
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.
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. Angelique, Soprano
Ms. Laura, Soprano
Pianist Olga received her Master's degree from University of St. Petersburg Russia and she has years of experience of teaching piano.
Ms Nova, Soprano
Founding member of soprano ensemble Bella Sorella (www.bellasorella.net), tours actively in both the U.S. and abroad. Performed with ArtsPower National Touring Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, West Bay Opera, Mission City Opera, Capitol Opera Sacramento, Jarvis Zarzuela Conservatory, and the Daniel Ferro Vocal Program. Awards include National Association of Teachers of Singing and Sacramento Symphony and Stockton Symphony Young Artist Award. Member of Actors Equity Association (AEA) and ASCAP. Taught at University of California, San Diego, Scripps Performing Arts Center, Scripps Dance Centre, Performing Artists at Lincoln School, PALS (Brookline, MA), Steinbeck Middle School, and Theatre Fun (San José, CA), as well as in her private voice studio.
Ms. Bai, Composition
Bai is an active contemporary composer who was born and raised in Taiyuan, China. She has been playing piano since 4. She graduated with a Master studying in composition with Prof. Elinor Armer at San Francisco Conservatory of Music 2018. She holds a Bachelor's degree in music design and production major from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music studying with Dr. Hao Liu. During her Bachelor's study at Shanghai conservatory, her works contribute to a variety of instrumental, film, chamber, electronic, vocal, and other collaborative directions. She has also worked with Hollywood film composers Roger Neill and Larry Groupe at the Palomar Film Music Workshop. Ms. Bai currently is serving as the music theory, musicianship, and composition teacher at the San Francisco High School of the Arts