Yolanda Mitchell West performs frequently throughout California with regional symphony orchestras as a featured soloist. Past engagements include appearances with the Southeast Symphony, the Ventura County Symphony, the Torrance Symphony, the Marina Del Rey-Westchester Symphony, the Palisades Symphony, the Afro-American Chamber Music Society Orchestra, the Carson-Dominguez Hills Symphony, and the South Coast Symphony Orchestra. She has also toured throughout the United States, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan. Ms. West appears frequently with Baritone Michael Paul Smith in "From Mozart to Porgy" and more recently with Soprano Leberta Clark in "Due Soprani" performing arias, duets and negro spirituals. Yolanda's operatic roles include Mimi (La Boheme), Susanna (Marriage of Figaro), Pamina (Magic Flute), Mabel (Pirates of Penzance) and Clara (Porgy & Bess). She is a past prize winner for several voice competitions which includes the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Southern California Opera Guild and the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. (NANM). A member of the NationalAssociation of Nego Musicians,Inc., Yolanda is currently holding theoffice ofVice President of Georgia Laster Branchin Los Angeles and Assistant Directorfor the Western Region. Upcoming performances include being presented in a sacred music recital in April 1, 2007 at Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles. She will be accompanied on piano by Byron J. Smith. A featured soloist on network television and public radio, her compact disc, “Sweet Sweet Spirit”, a collection of arias, art songs & spirituals was released in 2001.
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Yolanda Mitchell West performs frequently throughout California with regional symphony orchestras as a featured soloist. Past engagements includ