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Music educator , voice educator

Sonya Yamin, music educator, voice educator. Named one of, Outstanding College Students of America, 1989; Music scholarship, University Texas, 1988-1992. Member of Texas Music Educators Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing (1st place winner Sophomore division 1989, 1st place winner Junior division 1990, 1st place winner Senior division 1991), Golden Key National Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Iota.

Background

Yamin, Sonya was born on February 4, 1970 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Daughter of Robert Rangel Ochoa and Maria Martha Garcia.

Education

Graduate, John Marshall High School, San Antonio, Texas, 1984—1988. Student in Vocal Performance, University Texas, 1988—1994.

Career

Company member Little Opera Company, San Antonio, 1993—1994. Voice faculty John Marshall High School, since 1998, Earl Warren High School, San Antonio, since 2004, William Taft High School, San Antonio, since 2005, Ronald Reagan High School, San Antonio, since 2005. Vocal consultant/coach Guadalupe Cultural Arts Theater, San Antonio, 2003—2004.

Achievements

  • Achievements include Role: 1st Spirit in The Magic Flute with the San Antonio Music Festival 1991. Vocalist/SAVAE-representing the United States of America at the International Baroque Music Festival of Bolivia. Vocalist/SAVAE has been featured on national radio shows including National Public Radio's Performance Today, Sound & Spirit, Latino United States of America, The Savvy Traveler, and Weekend Edition.

    Vocalist/SAVAE-Director Ridley Scott included a track from that recording in his 2005 feature film, The Kingdom of Heaven. Vocalist/SAVAE-the groups music is required listening in many university music programs. Role: Maria in West Side Story at the the Josephine Theater 1999.

    Role: Rizzo in Grease at the Josephine Theater 1999. Role: Consuela in World Premiere of Liberty at the Josephine Theater 1999. Role: Maid in The Devil take Her with the University of Texas at San Antonio Opera Department 1990.

    Vocalist for Internationally known ancient/early music group, SAVAE. Virgen de los Indios Civil Defense charted #11 in Billboard Charts World Music in 1999. Vocalist/SAVAE-recorded original compositions for Public Broadcasting Service Award Winning Documentary Discovering Dominga by Academy Award Winning Composer Todd Boekelheide.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Singer (vocalist/instrumentalist): (Civil Defense) Ancient Echoes:Music from the time of Jesus and the second temple (#2 in National Public Radio's New Sounds Annual Listener's Poll, 2002), La Noche Buena (National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Best Year's Music by Ned Wharton, 2005).

Membership

Member of Texas Music Educators Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing (1st place winner Sophomore division 1989, 1st place winner Junior division 1990, 1st place winner Senior division 1991), Golden Key National Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Iota.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Vocal recording, performing in musical theater, ballet.

Connections

Married Leslie Neil Yamin, January 14, 1995. Children: Joshua Ochoa, Kaisar Jonas.

father:
Robert Rangel Ochoa

mother:
Maria Martha Garcia

spouse:
Leslie Neil Yamin

child:
Joshua Ochoa Yamin

child:
Kaisar Jonas Yamin