The 2018 North County San Diego Heart & Stroke Walk will be happening on Saturday, October 20, at the Oceanside SoCal Sports Complex, starting at 7 a.m. The walk is an effort to help fight heart disease and stroke.
Registering for the team is easy! Join Team MiraCosta by registering online.
• Select “Register to Walk”
• Select “Join a Team”
• Enter Team Name: “MiraCostans” then “Join”
"This year the walking route will be very close by, so we’re hoping that LOTS of MiraCostans can get out and support the walk," said Superintendent/President Dr. Sunny Cooke.
This American Heart Association event is locally sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center. Supporters who are unable to walk on October 20 may still support the cause by making a tax deductible donation to the team.
Former MiraCosta College music student Andy Konopak is currently performing in the chorus of the Los Angeles Opera production of "Verdi: Don Carlo" featuring Placido Domingo in the role of "Rodrigo."
While in MiraCosta's Music Program, Konopak studied voice with Dr. Arlie Langager and sang in the choirs and Frequency Vocal Jazz Ensemble. He transferred into the competitive music program at CSU Long Beach and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Opera Studies.
Konopak got his start in opera at MiraCosta College. During his first semester as a music major, Dr. Langager took Konopack and several other music students to see San Diego Opera’s production of Moby Dick. This was his first exposure to opera and he fell in love with the art.
Next, Konopak is preparing to sing with San Diego Opera in their Christmas production of the choral opera "All is Calm." He is working as a freelance singer in southern California and works in the music department with Dr. Langager helping with the chamber choir.