NVC Voice Events
WELCOME BACK SINGERS!
The Northwest Vista College Music program in the Fine and Performing Arts & Kinesiology department will host several events for Fall 2021 including guest artist series, workshops and live student performances.
Dr. Minkyung Lee, Assistant Professor of Voice / Director of Choral Activities
FALL WORKSHOP & MASTER CLASS
The Singer’s Guide of Audition Preparation with Dr. Lee
Dr. Minkyung Lee will help selected advanced singers define their skills with enhancing stage manners for their solos and ensembles for both NVC Honors Recital and their upcoming audition preparation. NVC Singers will learn how to successfully prepare and execute their audition by choosing appropriate audition repertory to mastering appropriate acting choices on the stage. Selected singers participate in masterclass to learn the expectations as they audition and showcase their abilities for maximum results.
Monday, November 8
Recital Hall (PCA-107)
Dr. Lee's Master Class
NVC Honors Recital Solos and Ensemble Dress Rehearsal
Dr. Minkyung Lee will conduct a master class of selected outstanding singers who will be working on their solos and ensembles for both the NVC Honors Recital and Solo Performances for Concert Choir. This group of soloists will rehearse art songs, opera arias, scenes from Opera and famous musical theatre solos.
Monday, November 15
11am - 12:15pm
Recital Hall (PCA-107)
- NOVEMBER 15 - NVC Honors Recital
- NOVEMBER 22 - NVC Concert Choir
- NOVEMBER 29 - Choir Outdoor Performance
NVC Honors Recital
Reunion Celebration: Music in the Air
Dr. Minkyung Lee is excited to host the NVC honors recital for students who are selected because they have gone above and beyond in their studies for this special recital showcase. NVC Music Alumni will join this concert with a powerful lineup of solos and ensembles by acclaimed composers including Ernest Chausson, Reynaldo Hahn, Richard Strauss, Fanny Mendelssohn and more. Outstanding soloists will feature thrilling repertoires with a collaborative pianist, Jane Haas.
Monday, November 15 at 12:30pm
Recital Hall PCA-107
NVC Concert Choir & Solo Performances
Homecoming: Lift Every Voice and Sing Together with NVC Music Alumni
NVC Concert Choir is delighted to return to campus this fall. To keep a sense of community, Dr. Minkyung Lee and NVC Choral members chose to move to a virtual chorus model for the last seventeen months. Members continued making music while staying connected with virtual performances during this challenging time for the Performing Arts. Welcome back to our beautiful campus! Through colorful harmony, NVC singers will never stop connecting with performing art majors to share heartwarming companionship during these uncertain times to lead the audience towards inspiration, reflection, and hope. NVC Music Alumni will join this concert with a powerful lineup of solos and ensembles by acclaimed composers of choral pieces including Music in the Air, Lift Every Voice and Sing, Amazing Grace, You Do Not Walk Alone, and a great finale with the beloved Korean folk song, Arirang, under Dr. Lee’s baton and Jane Haas at the piano.
Monday, November 22 at 12:30pm
Performance will be on stage
in Palmetto Theatre!
Concert Choir Outdoor Performance
Homecoming: Lift Every Voice and Sing Together with NVC Music Alumni
Come and enjoy the final concert of the year with NVC Concert Choir’s Encore of Choral Concert on the Patio. Vista’s exciting Concert Choir presents a fantastic selection for choir music with heartwarming lyrics, colorful harmony, and captivating tunes such as, Music in the Air, Lift Every Voice and Sing, Amazing Grace, and You Do Not Walk Alone, and a great finale with the beloved Korean folk song, Arirang.
Monday, November 29 at 12:30pm
NVC MUSIC ALUMNI TALK SERIES
“Musical Journey after NVC Music”
by Shirlyn Davenport
Dr. Minkyung Lee is hosting this NVC Music Alumni Talk Series to offer networking opportunities to students who have plans for a career in music after graduating from NVC.
NVC Music Alumni, Shirlyn Davenport, soprano, is in her final semester at the University of Texas at San Antonio pursuing a degree in Music Education with a Distinction in Performance. She was a National Semi-finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing American Negro Spirituals competition in 2021 after winning 2nd place in the Texoma Regional rounds. Recent roles include Leonora in Captain Lovelock and Regina in The Princess and the Peanut Allergy. Shirlyn was the 2021 recipient of the Opera Guild of San Antonio Fellowship, and was a cast member of their acclaimed opera outreach program Opera on the Run. She is a student of Crystal Jarrell Johnson, and a former student of Dr. Minkyung Lee.
Wednesday, September 8
Join us via Zoom for NVC Music Alumni Talk Series
GUEST ARTIST SERIES
GUEST ARTIST SERIES I:
Dr. Hwayoung Lee
Mozart and His Twinkling Piano Music with Dr. Lee
A guest lecturer, Dr. Hwayoung Lee, is pianist from Austin-based Eden Piano Ensemble, founded by Esther Jukyung Kim, Hwayoung Lee, and Insung Park - alumni of the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music. Dr. Lee has received Alamo City Endowed Scholarship for Pianists, Mary D. Bold Scholarship, and Piano Project Scholarship while she was attending UT Austin. Also, she is the recipient of top prizes in several competitions including Korea Broadcasting System Music Competition resulting in her debut in the KBS Hall in Jeju, Korea. She participated in various Music Festivals and master classes in Korea, Canada, Philippine and USA where she has featured in recitals as a soloist and collaborative artists. In addition to having held staff accompanist positions for the University of Texas at Austin and Aspen Music Festival and School, she published a dissertation ‘Tradition and Innovation in the Twenty-Four Preludes, Opus 11 of Alexander Scriabin.’ Dr. Lee will be lecturing about “Mozart and His Twinkling Piano Music” and performing additional dazzling piano pieces including 12 variation in C major, Ah, vous dirai-je, maman, KV265, Rondo Alla Turca from Sonata No. 11, K.331, Elvira Madigan from Piano concert No. 21, C major, K. 467, and more.
Tuesday, October 12
GUEST ARTIST SERIES II:
Dr. Stella Bokyung Yoon
Development of Bel Canto Opera with Dr. Lee
A guest lecturer, Stella Bokyung Yoon, soprano, is a devoted performer and teacher. She was recently seen as Valerie/Violetta in Robert Hatten’s Compassion (world premier). She has performed operatic roles including Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Mimi in La Bohème, Violetta in La Traviata, Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly with Austin Opera, Bay Area Summer Opera, Barrier Free Opera, Bulgaria Sofia State Symphony Orchestra, Butler Opera Center, Ezio Pinza Council in Italy, Indiana University Opera, Miami Summer Music Festival, Palm Beach Opera, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, and Sonbahar Klasik Müsik Konseri. Stella holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Opera Performance from the University of Texas at Austin where she taught as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and is a graduate in Voice Performance from Indiana University at Bloomington. She has been mentored by world-renowned sopranos Virginia Zeani and Carol Vaness. Dr. Yoon is Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Austin Community College faculty member, where she teaches Music Appreciation and American Music in addition to Applied Voice. Dr. Yoon will lecture about the Development of Bel Canto Operas and perform thrilling opera arias by Mozart, Puccini, and Verdi.
Tuesday, October 26
Texoma Region National Association of Teachers of Singing Online Audition
Dr. Minkyung Lee will participate in an online audition for Texoma Region NATS with selected singers from the NVC Music department this October. This is particularly beneficial for many voice students who will meet other singers from colleges in the Texoma Region and increase aspirations and motivation to compete with each other. Not all of the singers from colleges in the Texoma Region can compete at NATS. Their teachers have to be active members who participate in both the Fall and Spring conferences every year. By participating in a competition organized by NATS, students have a new opportunity to show their talents and invest extra hours of hard works towards competition preparation. Dr. Lee serves as an active judge for this event.
Friday, October 15
Texas Two-Year College Choral Association Region V
All-State Choir Audition
Dr. Lee is excited to participate as a judge for the TTCCDA Region V All-State Choir Audition with selected voice students from the music department at Northwest Vista College on November 2021. NVC singers will prepare to compete with singers from the following schools: Del Mar College, Wharton County Junior College, Coastal Bend College, Laredo Junior College, Palo Alto College, and St. Phillips College, San Antonio College, and Victoria College. A guest conductor, Dr. Lynne Gackle, from Baylor University will lead the TTCCDA All-State Choir during the TMEA annual convention held in San Antonio in February 2022.
Date and Time: TBA