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Amy Yeung is professor of music and the coordinator of Music Theory at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where she teaches applied voice, diction, aural skills, and directs lyric opera theatre. A native of Hong Kong, Yeung has performed extensively in recitals and concerts on three continents, including Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea, Hong Kong, United States, Germany, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Austria. She is particularly active in recitals of art songs and chamber music. Her debut art song CD with pianist Jung-Won Shin, released by Centaur Records, was supported by the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowship in Music. She won the first Harold Heiberg Liedersänger Prize for outstanding interpretation of art songs at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.
Yeung has performed in oratorios as a soloist in Mozart's Coronation Mass in C, Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Te Deum, Mendelssohn's Christus, Rutter's Magnificat, and Faure's Requiem. She has also performed in operas: Humperdink's Hansel and Gretel, Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Sergeto, Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, Puccini's Turandot, Lehár's The Merry Widow, and Nelson's A Room with a View.
Yeung holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in voice performance and a Master of Music in music theory from Michigan State University, a Master of Music in voice performance from Texas State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in voice performance from Hong Kong Baptist University. Her mentors have included Meredith Zara, Richard Fracker, Melanie Helton, Leonore Sergi, John Belisle, and Siu-Kwan Chan. Yeung is an active member of two chapters of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS): the Tennessee State chapter (president) and the Memphis chapter (secretary and treasurer). Her recent work includes songs commissioned for soprano and oboe, written by composer Jenni Brandon, premiered in March 2018.