Short Bio for 2013, Jeff Prillaman, Virginia Tenor
Virginia Tenor, Jeff Prillaman is the co-founder of Da Capo Virginia, an experienced business man, and a passionate advocate for music education, experiences, and inclusionary excellence. He has enjoyed a variety of solo engagements in both national and international venues and holds a Master of Music from the Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music from Westminster Choir College in addition to a certificate in management from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. His long time love for Bel Canto, oratorio, and traditional tenor concert repertoire from Donizetti to Verdi and Puccini has recently evolved to an intensive study of the songs of Franz Liszt and an exploration of American songs from his colleagues and contemporaries. In 2010, he debuted “Come Thou Fount” a song cycle written specifically for him and based on traditional sacred harp tunes by Dr Charles Hulin IV of Southeastern University. A professional recording of this exciting cycle is set for public release in early 2014. Mr Prillaman lives in Midlothian with his family of six and is a managing solutions architect for Cisco Systems.