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Prof. James Sokol

James Sokol, M.A., M.B.A., worked in the opera world for years after having begun his career under Beverly Sills at New York City Opera. While in New York, he was a Founding Member of The Singers Development Foundation, an organization which offered study grants to promising young opera singers. He has worked on projects with Cincinnati Opera and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. In the Bay Area, he has worked and lectured for SF Opera, and is a former executive director of Pocket Opera. He has taught classes for institutions around the Bay Area including SF Opera, Santa Rosa Junior College, College of Marin, San Mateo Adult School, OLLI/Dominican, OLLI/Sonoma State and others. Currently, he is the Director of the Kurland Center for Adult Learning & Living at the Osher Marin JCC.