FREE Guest Artist Recital
August 27, 2009


  What? FREE Guest Artist Recital with Baritone Jason Moon and Pianist Quynh Shannon
  When? 2:30 p.m.
  Where? Fine Arts Hall Auditorium

Jason Moon, a baritone originally from Korea, is currently finishing his Doctor of Music degree in Vocal Literature and Performance at Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. As an undergraduate, he won third place in the Korean Student Voice Competition, Seoul, Korea. After receiving his bachelor's degree in Korea, Moon came to the United States and earned his Master of Music and Performer's Diploma Degree from Indiana University, studying with Virginia Zeani and Giorgio Tozzi. He has received numerous scholarships including the Kohlmeier Music Scholarship and the Elsie Sweeney Memorial Scholarship.

Moon made his U.S. debut with the Opera Theater of St. Louis as Yakuside in Madam Butterfly in 1997. He has also sung various roles with KyungHee University Opera Theater, Seoul Opera Company, and Indiana University Opera Theater including La Boh?me, Wonsul Lang, Madame Butterfly, La Traviata, Idomeneo, The Ghosts of Versailles, Gianni Schicchi, Dialogues of Carmelites, and Rigoletto. As a soloist, he has performed in Messiah, The Creation, Cantata misericordium, and Coronation Mass with various choruses.

As a recitalist, Jason Moon has shown a keen interest in song cycles, especially German Lieder. He has performed several song cycles including Dichterliebe by Schumann, Winterreise by Schubert, Vier ernste Ges?nge by Brahms, and Sechs Lieder nach Gedichten von Gellert by Beethoven.

Quynh Shannon was educated in Hanoi, Vietnam at the Hanoi College of Music followed by study in Germany at the Karlsruhe Hochschule f?r Musik and at the Mannheim Hochschule f?r Musik, where she worked exclusively on the chamber-music repertoire as a pianist, collaborating with instrumentalists and singers.

Shannon has performed numerous solo recitals in Germany and has won a name for herself as a fine chamber musician. She has also performed concerto repertoire with orchestra, most recently performing Ravel's G Major piano concerto and various Mozart concerti.

Shannon has been resident in Savannah since February 2007 and is a member of the faculty at Savannah State University.

For more information about this recital call 344.2801 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. weekdays. For department auditions, academic classes, or the AASU music program information in general, contact: the AASU Fine Arts Main Office at 344.2556 during normal business hours.

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