Omari Tau

Omari Tau, baritone, a Sacramento native, is cofounding artistic director and professor of vocal music at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento. His degrees are from Michigan State University and the Moores School of Music-University of Houston in Music Education and Vocal Music Performance. At home in the operatic and musical theater worlds as well as in jazz and pop, Tau has proven a versatile performing artist, educator, and director. ​Tau served as the director of the Opera Theatre at Sacramento State University for six years and directed the Houston Grand Opera’s Education and Outreach Department touring opera program for youth, Opera To Go! which prepared young professionals and college-level artists for the stage as they performed in an opera troupe dedicated to young audiences. ​As a performing artist, Tau toured with Disney’s The Lion King for nearly nine years in the role of Banzai