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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 throughout the world, including Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea, Hong Kong, United States, Germany, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Austria. Yeung was awarded the 2008 Individual Artist Fellowship in music by the Tennessee Arts Commission, which helped sponsor the production of her debut CD with pianist Jung-Won Shin, released in March 2010.
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. In summer of 2010, she was awarded the first Harold Heiberg Liedersänger Prize for outstanding interpretation of art songs at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.
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. She is an active member of the College Music Society and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). She is currently the secretary and treasurer of the Memphis Chapter of NATS, and a board member of the Tennessee State Chapter of NATS. Her upcoming work includes songs commissioned for soprano and oboe, written by composer Jenni Brandon, to premiere in March 2018.
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