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Jayme Alilaw thrives in the operatic, classical, and spiritual repertoires. Jayme has performed roles from the standard operatic repertoire as well as the contemporary canon, often premiering original works. As a resident artist with The Atlanta Opera, Jayme often performs for studio tours and community outreach engagements. She recently join Dad’s Garage Theater Company as a General Company member and is a founding member of ImprOper, an operatic improvisation team. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Ms. Alilaw frequently sang for military ceremonies throughout the United States and Middle East.
Driven by a passion for traditional spirituals and an advocate for the performance of works by African American composers, Jayme is highly sought to perform concerts and recitals and present her research at academic conferences, colleges, and museums across the country. Jayme is currently working on La Femme Noire, a program that highlights works by African American female composers and poets while celebrating the contributions of African American female operatic performers. Jayme owns and operates Music After School, offering group and individual music lessons as an enrichment through aftercare programs, in home lessons, summer camps, and workshops.