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Eldaa Bouffartique Copeland

Adjunct Voice Faculty

Eldaa Bouffartique Copeland

Bio

Eldaa Bouffartique was born in Northridge, CA, to immigrant parents.  Her Father, Oscar Sanchez Munoz, from Cuba, and Mother, Eva Santiago Munoz from Puerto Rico.  It was discovered at the young age of five, that Eldaa possessed a natural aptitude for music, especially voice, but also piano.  Voice and piano lessons were taken care of by her paternal grandparents both of whom were professors/professionals at the Universidad Nacional de Havana Conservatoriode Musica in Cuba.  Her grandfather, Rafael Oscar Munoz Bouffartique, an internationally acclaimed music professor, orchestra/band leader and composer, was a master of both the piano and violin, and first violinist for San Diego Symphony.  The responsibility of voice lessons fell to Eldaa’s grandmother, the incomparable Rosa Rocha Droin, who was an internationally renowned opera singer.  Most of Eldaa’s early experience in music was singing at church and traveling with the family/friend mini-orchestra.  But with time Eldaa drifted away from music, getting married and starting a family.  After approximately twenty years she was moved to revive her music career. 

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