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Thank You to our 2017-18 Artist Fellowship Sponsors!

  • Mary and Clint Gilliland sponsoring tenor Mason Gates*
  • Don and Jan Schmidek co-sponsoring soprano Amanda Kingston
  • Professors John Heineke and Catherine Montfort co-sponsoring soprano Amanda Kingston
  • Gibson Walters Memorial Fund sponsoring soprano Katharine Gunnink
  • San Jose Opera Guild, Amici di Musica Bella, Doreen James and an anonymous sponsor co-sponsoring baritone Trevor Neal
  • An anonymous sponsor sponsoring tenor Dane Suarez
  • San Jose Opera Guild sponsoring stage director Brad Dalton

Fellowships can be sponsored by individuals, groups, or foundations and have lifelong benefits for both the sponsors and their fellows.

Artists and Creative Team members can have multiple sponsors, except for exclusive sponsorships.

To establish a Fellowship for a resident, associate, or guest artist, conductor, or other member of our creative team, please contact Noritaka Okada at

* Exclusive Fellowship

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