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Tanya Boone-Alva

Composer / Producer / Choral Director / Actor

Tanya Boone-Alva is a songwriter and self-taught musician. Songs from her band, The Round (Kelly Walton and Nicholas Alva are also members of The Round), received local radio play and recognition from Ian Anderson, flautist and lead vocalist for the band, Jethro Tull. She was choral director for the musical, A Wrinkle in Time, produced by the Santa Rosa Performing Arts Center in 1997, and MorningStar Idyll, a pastorale version of MorningStar which played in fall 2006. She is currently assisting in the choral direction of MorningStar. Tanya is a credentialed teacher with seven years experience teaching singing in the public schools. She directed the holiday program at Liberty Elementary School in Petaluma for three years and Harmony Elementary School in Occidental for one year. Her first official chorus class is with the sixth grade at Venetia Valley Middle School, under the guidance of Jan Pederson-Schiff.






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