|Jake Alan Nelson and Brutus (Photo on left: Jiyang Chen)|
Jake is currently a fourth-year undergraduate studying with the great baritone and coach Sanford Sylvan. He transferred to The Juilliard School from Collin College, and he has experience in several areas of the theatre. While performing various theatre and musical theatre roles, he also worked as a scenic carpenter and sound technician in the North Dallas area for eight years.
Next month, Jake will be performing in the undergraduate opera program of Ives and Britten songs paired with Ravel's one-act opera L'enfant et les sortilèges. Jorge Parodi will conduct the singers and members of the Juilliard Orchestra, but the performance is by invitation only.
This past summer he was involved with the Arts Fusion Initiative. Their project, Into the Sun, combined multiple art forms with the text of A True Account of Talking to the Sun on Fire Island by American poet, Frank O'Hara.
This year, he has been awarded the Dr. Gary Portadin Scholarship and the Philippa Leeds Scholarship.
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