Dinyar Vania, ’99

  • Major at OCC: Music with a specialization in Voice
  • High School: Marcellus

Dinyar came to OCC with the dream of being a percussionist. OCC’s Music faculty discovered he had enormous potential as a vocalist and worked with him to enhance those skills. “Everyone was extremely supportive. There were many positive influences and that really went a long way in my development and growth. I received the best education of my life at OCC.” Vania is now an opera tenor and one of the most sought after talents throughout the United States and Europe. In 2015 he was named one of the College’s distinguished Alumni Faces. During the induction ceremony he joined Student Vocalist Brittany Montpetit, ’16 (Cicero-North Syracuse High School), the OCC Concert Choir and Pianist Katharine Ciarelli under the direction of Conductor David J. Rudari, D.M.A. in a performance of Brindisi from LA TRAVIATA. You can view the performance here.

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