Meet the 2017 Project Inclusion Vocal Quartet
Find out more about this year's Project Inclusion Vocal Quartet Fellows Tiana Sorenson, Elena Snow, Jared Esguerra, and Dorian McCall! (Photo from left to right: Jared, Elena, Dorian, Tiana)
Tiana Sorenson, soprano
Tiana Sorenson, a native of Racine, Wisconsin, recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee (UVM) with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Voice Performance. She has been seen in Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s Zie Magic Flute and 1776, and University of Wisconsin--Parkside’s Gloria by Poulenc. Previous performances include UWM’s Dido and Aeneas, Suor Angelica, and Die Zauberflöte. In 2016, Tiana placed third in the Advanced College division of the Wisconsin National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition. Tiana has also been a featured soloist with UWM’s community orchestra and Fond du Lac Symphonic Band.
Elena Snow, alto
Chicago native Elena Snow is a recent graduate of the New England Conservatory in Boston. She received her Bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and has performed as a member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Opera Theatre, Boston Lyric Opera Chorus, and as an Apprentice Artist for Sarasota Opera and Caramoor Opera. Elena has been the recipient of several awards in the past years, including placing in both the 2013 and 2015 Bel Canto Competitions, and in the finals of the 2016 Handel Aria Competition.
Jared Esguerra, tenor
Jared Esguerra is a former member of the Grant Park Music Festival’s Apprentice Chorale and has been a supplemental member of the Grant Park Chorus since 2013. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at DePaul University and has sung in the Lyric Opera Chorus. In January, he was the guest tenor soloist in Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Chicago Sinfonietta.
Dorian McCall, bass
Dorian McCall comes to the Festival from Oklahoma where he is completing a Master’s degree in Operatic Performance from the University of Oklahoma. A native of Texas, he recently took first place in the Graduate Men’s Division of the Greater Houston National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition, and third place in the professional division at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music's Vocal Competition. Dorian has performed with the NAPA Music Festival’s Young Artists Program and the Cimarron Opera Theatre.