Acclaimed for her lush and vibrant tone, Jayme Alilaw has performed roles from both the soprano and mezzo-soprano repertoires. Most recently, she has sung the roles of Mrs. Jones in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, Dido (Dido and Aeneas), and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), at California State University, Northridge Opera Theatre. With OperaWorks, she has performed the Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte), and the role of Marketing Director in the world staged premiere of Paul Salerni’s Tony Caruso’s Last Broadcast. Jayme Alilaw also premiered the role of Laura Delano in the UCLA Seminal Institute’s production of Kenneth Wells’ The First Lady. Most recently, Ms. Alilaw sang with the internationally acclaimed Atlanta Opera Chorus in this season’s production of Porgy and Bess and will join The Atlanta Opera Chorus in their upcoming production of Lucia Di Lammermoor. She has sung the alto solos in Handel's Messiah with the Antelope Valley Symphony and, as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves, Ms. Alilaw sang for military ceremonies throughout the United States and Middle East.
Jayme’s honors include a Los Angeles District Winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Auditions, Second Place winner in the National Association of Negro Musicians Vocal Competition, Winner and Audience Choice recipient for the Harlem Opera Vocal Competition, American Traditions Competition Quarterfinalist, and finalist in the Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition. Ms. Alilaw was also the winner of the Performing Arts Award from the Fine Arts Club of Pasadena and she is the two time recipient of the Village Voices Chorale Scholarship. Jayme was inducted into Pi Kappa Lamba Musical Honor Fraternity in the spring of 2007. Jayme Alilaw has a Masters of Music degree in Vocal Performance from California State University, Northridge and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.