Classical musician Beau Dream has lived and played in the Bay Area since the year 2000. Originally from Charleston, SC, Beau holds a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from SF Conservatory of Music (2002), and a Master of Music Degree in Viola Performance from SF State University (2007). As a worship and praise musician he led music programs at Saint Aidan's Episcopal Church, Peninsula MCC, and The Center for Spiritual Living - Ashbury Heights; and provided music at New Spirit Community Church, MCC San Francisco, Most Holy Redeemer, United Church of Hayward, and Grace Cathedral.
Beau's opera credits include Conductor/Pianist in Paul Bowles's A Picnic Cantata (1999 and 2002), Répétiteur at Dramatic Integration (Banff, 1999), Conductor in Bellini's Norma (City Opera of SF, 2003), Principal Viola in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (SFSU, 2005), and Principal Violin II in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (OAC, 2013). In 2012 he taught composition for the SF Opera program for 5th graders, Book to Bravo. Also a hiphop violinist and beatmaker, he played in Los Angeles, New York, and Amsterdam, in a rap/violin duo called JFP & CNOTE (2006-2012), with albums out on iTunes and bandcamp.
His physical transition from female to male began in 2011, and in 2012 he returned to San Francisco after a 3-year stint in Los Angeles. In addition to teaching private lessons in piano, violin, and viola, he studies voice as a high baritone, and works as an accompanist at Cantabile, SOTA, SFSU, and SFCM. Beau can be seen onstage in the Theater of Others production of The Merchant of Venice March 17 - April 2, and in the South Bay Musical Theatre production of My Fair Lady May 20 - June 10. Check twitter.com/beaudivo for news.