James Ioelu


James Ioelu received a Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation grant to support his 2nd year at the Manhattan School of Music. He completed his Master’s in Voice in 2013 and is currently focused on preparing for professional development, and an auditions tour in Europe for both young artist programs, and agents. He was also fortunate enough to be a part of the Juniper Passion project which premiered in Monte Cassino and Rome. 

Personal highlights during his time at the Manhattan School of Music included roles in The Ghosts of Versaillles (the first time it had been performed in New York since its debut), Faust, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, La Cenerentola, premiering works from Dreaming of Wonderland as well as singing in master classes with Thomas Hampson and Ron Raines.