Winner of the Mu Phi International Fraternity Competition, the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), James Madison University’s concerto competition and Eastman Concerto Competition, Soprano Yunjin Audrey has made appearances on the opera, concert and recital stage. Concert solo appearances include a performance of Messiaen’s Poémes pour Mi with the Eastman Philharmonia and a performance with the Eastman-Rochester Chorus as soprano soloist for Beethoven’s Missa solemnis at Kodak Hall. In October of 2013, Ms. Yunjin made her debut at Carnegie Hall performing songs of Nikolai Medtner.
On the opera stage, Ms. Yunjin has appeared as Elisetta in Il Matrimonio Segreto at Eastman and has performed lead roles in many main productions and scenes including Cosi Fan Tutte, Dido and Aeneas, Don Giovanni, The Rake's Progress, Der Rosenkavalier, Merry Widow, Mireille and Street Scene to name a few. Ms. Yunjin was featured on the album A Thousand Burnt Offerings released in South Korea in April 2013 with a South American tour slated for 2014.
Ms. Yunjin has collaborated with composer Arlene Elizabeth Sierra, culminating in a performance of her composition Hearing Things in a guest lecture recital. Ms. Yunjin has performed in master classes with Maestro Gildo DiNunzio from Metropolitan Opera, Martina Arroyo, Kevin Kennedy, Peter Mark, Wieland Mueller, Sharon Chirstman, Rick Chirstman, and Fabiana Bravo and holds a Master’s degree in vocal performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University. Ms. Yunjin currently resides in Rochester, NY where she regularly performs and teaches throughout central New York.
*** Lesson Details ***
I always start with warm ups for both piano and voice students. I believe musicians are like delicate athletes, who use their fingers/vocal cords to make beautiful sound out of an instrument or a body. It is important to understand to warm up before practice/lesson for their own benefits to keep techniques fresh and healthy.
(For Piano students, scales, little warm up style finger exercises/for voice students, easy scales and vowel exercises, stretching registers)
Then, we tackle the fun stuff (more traditional practices) and after that, I encourage students to bring me or play/sing for me what they love. I love working something different with student who also has passion for different genres of music like light jazz, gospel, pop..etc. I value my students' opinion and encourage them to explore other things to develop themselves as unique, creative musicians.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano or Keyboard
*** Specialties ***
I start with traditional classic music training. Basic theories, ear training, aural skills with all of my students.
I believe Basic understanding of music is important to everyone.
I specialize mainly in classical, however I am open to anything students want to learn.
Singing in a professional choir with Eastman School of Music students and alumni