San Francisco Conservatory of Music voice faculty César Ulloa
received the Sarlo Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching at a special Convocation ceremony held in the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall on Wednesday, September 24. President David H. Stull
and foundation benefactor and Conservatory Trustee George S. Sarlo
bestowed the annual award, which recognizes outstanding faculty members at several educational institutions in Northern California. SFCM also granted the Presser Scholarship, an award for musical achievement and academic excellence, to Mark Grisez ’15
. The collegiate senior recently won a one-year appointment as acting associate principal trumpet with the San Francisco Symphony.
A faculty member at SFCM since 2006, César Ulloa performed more than 50 roles in an international opera and concert career lasting more than 15 years, appearing on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Washington Opera and Canadian Opera, and with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra, among many others. In addition to teaching at the Conservatory, Ulloa is master teacher of the San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program and Merola Opera Program. He has also served on the voice faculty of the University of Montreal, Palm Beach Atlantic University and New World School of the Arts and taught at young artist programs including Domingo-Thornton, Palm Beach Opera and International Vocal Arts Institute. He continues to serve as principal vocal instructor and musical consultant for S.I.V.A.M., Mexico’s most prominent young artist program, and on the faculty of the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices.