Los Angeles NATS - Winter Symposium - A Winter Potpourri

February 16, 2019

Winter Symposium - A Winter Potpourri Event Date: Sat, Feb 16, 2019 Event Description - Please provide as much pertinent information as possible, such as venue name and address; event/audition coordinator name, email/contact info; start & end time; web address for more info, etc.: WINTER POTPOURRI


Saturday, February 16, 2019


Lansing Recital Hall

Biola University

13800 Biola Avenue

La Mirada, CA 90639


8:30 a.m. Registration, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Morning: Musical Theater Master Class with Benjamin Perez


Afternoon: Classical and Jazz Master Class with Tish Oney


Schedule for the Day

8:30am - Registration & Coffee

9am-11:30am - Musical Theater Master Class - Benjamin Perez 11:30am - In The Heights scene performance - Music Program at Cal Poly Pomona College, Susan Ali, Director 11:50-1pm - Brown Bag Lunch (Bring your own lunch.) 1pm - Zarzuela Power Point Presentation - Melodee Fernandez, LA Opera Zarzuela Project 2-5pm - Afternoon Jazz & Classical Master Class - Dr. Tish Oney


Benjamin Perez performed in the 2nd National Tour of the seminal Latino musical, IN THE HEIGHTS, as the father, Kevin Rosario, under the direction of the original Broadway creative team headed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. He has since performed the role with many other regional companies and has directed three very successful productions of IN THE HEIGHTS around Southern California. Nominated for 15 Broadway World Awards, including Best Director of a Musical, his production of IN THE HEIGHTS at the Carpenter Center in Long Beach was Musical Theater West’s highest grossing show in their 65 year history. In the 1st National Tour of the Gershwin musical NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, he played Senator Max Evergreen under the direction of Tony Award winner, Kathleen Marshall, and David Eggers. Benjamin won Inland Theater League Awards for his roles as Gomez Addams in THE ADDAMS FAMILY and Tito Merelli in LEND ME A TENOR and is currently starring as Bill Austin in MAMMA MIA! With his va  st knowl  edge of musical theater from the Golden Age through current contemporary works, he is sought after as a coach, director, performer and IN THE HEIGHTS and HAMILTON consultant.


Dr. Tish Oney, international recording artist, arranger, composer and Artistic Director, currently tours as a symphony pops soloist, big band soloist, light lyric soprano, and artist-in-residence. She is especially esteemed as a jazz performer. Oney presents symphony shows and big band shows written by Grammy-winning arrangers. An avid arranger and composer in her own right, she has arranged several hundred pieces for jazz combo, including hits from the Great American Songbook, as well as her own originals. She is called upon to work with professional, university and community choirs as a choral conductor, and with vocal jazz ensembles as a guest conductor or artist-in-residence. Dr. Oney earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree with honors from the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, and a Master of Music degree with honors in Voice Performance from Ithaca College.


Ticket Prices

Members-$30 / Non-Members-$40 / Students w/ID-$10 Tickets Online: http://natslachapter.org/nats-la-events/

Credit Cards Accepted


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Lansing Recital Hall in Crowell Music Building Biola University

13800 Biola Avenue

La Mirada, CA 90639


Free Parking