Pianist Mona Lands is a graduate of Mills College and received her Masters Degree in Accompanying at USC. She has been an accompanist and coach at California State Northridge, California State L.A., the Aspen Opera Theater Center, Opera Pacific’s Overture Company, the Ezio Pinza Council (EPCASO) summer program, Guild Opera, and for the Metropolitan Opera Palm Springs Showcase Concerts. Ms. Lands was also the accompanist for the Angeles Chorale and the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition.
She has been the accompanist and Music Director for the Palm Springs Opera Guild, and for the Opera Buffs Inc., and Artistic Director for the José Iturbi International Music Competition. As a member of UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music, she worked as a vocal coach and as Coordinator of Opera and Accompanying until her recent retirement from UCLA.