Solas is a proud Richmond native and arts advocate nurtured by an art-based family. He attended the School of the Arts- San Francisco, the Oakland Youth Chorus and graduated from the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He was a Presidential Scholar of the Arts awardee in 1997 and recipient of several awards by the Society of Singers, The Grammy Foundation and Young Arts Program. His credits include studying, working and performing with: Ledisi, Zendaya Coleman, Latoya London , Mooncandy live house music ensemble, Jennifer Johns, Valerie Troutt, Nicole Klaymoon and The Embodiment Project. As a Vocal Instructor, Solas has enjoyed working with all ages to help singers find their true voice. As an arts instructor overall, his pride in work stems from helping others to get greater creative echelons and integrated disciplines. He is currently starting his third year at East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and is excited and thrilled to join the OSA vocal department!