Session: Spring 2024
Chapter:  Tri-Valley
Location:  Cornerstone Fellowship
Time:  4:15pm - 6:15pm
Day:  Tuesday
Starts:  03/12
Ages:  12 - 18
Tuition:  $300.00
Extra Fee:  $125.00 (Additional instruction sessions plus APEX related costs.)
Open Spots:  0

** Registration ended April 9, 2024 at 11:00pm

This class is full!


APEX stands for Advanced Performer Exhibition and provides training to local students that culminates in a National adjudication and competition experience with fellow talented CYT students from across the Country at the National Conference called EXPO. The APEX Voice Team will participate in preliminary competitions showcasing their work. The top 3 teams from CYT’s across the nation will compete for the winning title during the Final APEX Exhibition at EXPO. 

*This class is for students chosen through audition process.*

Students selected for TEAM commit to attending the CYT EXPO in Dallas, July 21-24, 2024 for the APEX EXPO Competition. 

*Class students who are cast in Wizard of Oz are expected to attend their CYT class weekly.  More than one class absence may affect the student's casting/participation in the show; a scene, a dance, a role, or the show.
Prerequisite: Enrolled students have already been selected through an audition process. Students in this class must provide EXPO registration information.


Jed da Roza

As a voice teacher for 20 years, I place emphasis on healthy vocal technique serving the needs of authentic expression. This enables me to work with a variety of styles, e.g. pop, rock, musical theatre, opera, etc. My purpose in teaching is to empower singers to boldly tell their story. As a music director of 40+ productions, some of my favorites include The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, Joseph..., Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables, Rent, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hairspray, Bat Boy, Little Women, Legally Blonde, and In the Heights. My purpose in music directing is to guide the illusion that the performers are creating the music. As a performer, some of my favorite roles include the Director (‘Twas the Opening Night Before Christmas), Queen Victoria (Little Princess), Mr. Laurence (Little Women), Doug Panch (...Spelling Bee), Dr. Parker (​Bat Boy), Ugly (Honk!), the Mad Hatter and Captain Hook (Wish Upon a Star), Joseph (Joseph...), and the chorus of several operas. My purpose in performing is to live truthfully in imaginary circumstances. I received my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where I studied voice with Leroy Kromm, diction with Marcie Stapp, and acting with Milissa Carey. I have also studied conducting with Judith Clurman (a student of Leonard Bernstein) and voice with Sarah Franklin, Richard Nickol (SF Academy for the Performing Arts), and Stephen Smith (Northwestern, formerly at Juilliard). My purpose is to empower people to experience something beyond what they already know.


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