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Thank You to our 2016-17 Artist Fellowship Sponsors!

  • Mary and Clint Gilliland sponsoring tenor Kirk Dougherty*
  • Don and Jan Schmidek sponsoring Matthew Hanscom
  • Professors John Heineke and Catherine Montfort sponsoring soprano Sylvia Lee
  • Gibson Walters Memorial Fund sponsoring soprano Ksenia Popova
  • Linda Lee Lester and Amici di Musica Bella co-sponsoring baritone Brian James Myer
  • Phil Park and Izzy Lewis sponsoring bass-baritone Colin Ramsey
  • San Jose Opera Guild sponsoring stage director Michael Shell

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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