Special Occasions By Divas include two of San Antonio's best in demand vocalists and vocal trainers Sonya Ochoa and Alisa Claridy, owners of the Best Of Both Worlds Vocal Productions.
Sonya Ochoa is the vocal technique teacher. She is part owner of
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS VOCAL PRODUCTIONS. She received her training in Vocal Performance under the direction of Linda Poetschke at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Sonya is the first soprano for the internationally known classical historical musical ensemble SAVAE.
They have been blessed to appear numerous times on NPR, have topped Amazon.com's best seller lists, #2 Best Album for New York's New Sounds Albums of the Year and the "Rannanu" track from The Ancient Echoes cd appeared in the Ridley Scott film "Kingdom of Heaven". Their music has appeared in several
documentaries for PBS (Discovering Dominga) and recently were the featured performers for Early Music Now's 20th Anniversary concert series. All of the music is available on i-tunes. Sonya has won many competitions and has appeared in numerous roles in opera and musical theater projects including Maria in West Side Story and Rizzo in Grease.
She is currently part of the fabulous "The Powerhouse Divas" .
She was selected and published in the Marquis Who's Who in America as Voice Teacher and Educator. As part of continuing education studies, Sonya Ochoa has attended The Fifth Interdisciplinary Voice Intervention Studies @ The Voice Institute.
Alisa Claridy has been singing since she was 5 years old. Professionally, she started singing at the age of 14 years old in various venues. She graduated from William Howard Taft, San Antonio, Tx in 1988 where some of her formal training began in choir & drama. A year after graduation, she was blessed to later compete on the tv show "Showtime At The Apollo."
This was the greatest moment in her life. Where artists such as Prince and Luther Vandross had been booed off of the stage, she prospered and made it through with applause. She is currently a two time Sammy Davis Jr. Award winner, 2004 San Antonio's Gimme The Mike winner ,and The San Antonio Idol winner.
She has played the challengingrole of "Effie White" in DREAMGIRLS at the San Pedro Playhouseand the voice of "the plant" in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS". She is also part of the fabulous"The Powerhouse Divas". Before forming a co-ownership of
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS VOCAL PRODUCTIONS, Alisa Claridy recently released her first Contemporary R&B Album called " A little bit of Claridy" which is available on Itunes.
Either Sonya Ochoa or Alisa Claridy are available for bookings individually or together as a duo.
Sonya Ochoa (Vocalist),
Alisa Claridy (Vocalist),
The Powerhouse Divas (Vocalist)