Rome, Ga. – Yuman Lee, baritone, will present a faculty recital on Sunday, April 8, at 5 p.m. in Brookes Chapel at Shorter University. The assistant professor of music will be accompanied by fellow music faculty member Dr. Jerico Vasquez, piano.
During the hour-long concert, Lee will perform six arias by George Frideric Handel and five arias by Felix Mendelssohn. The performance is a part of the requirements for completing his doctoral degree, and he will perform and lecture about the pieces.
Lee is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the School of Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and holds the Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California and the Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal arts, with a minor in piano, from Kyung-Hee University.
Lee has taught master classes, voice pedagogy, lyric diction, class voice lessons, private lessons, and summer camps. He served as an instructor of voice at the Woods Chapel Music Academy in Arlington, Texas. Lee was also invited to be a guest artist at University of Texas at Arlington, where he performed two Mozart operas: Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte. As a recipient of James McKinney Outstanding Performer Award from the president of SWBTS, Lee performed with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. While in Fort Worth, he was selected as a vocal arts honors recitalist for three years.
Prior to moving to Georgia, Lee served as a minister of music at Ridglea Baptist Church in Fort Worth. He is an active soloist, having performed across the United States and South Korea.
In conjunction with Lee’s recital, Dr. Angela F. Cofer, professor of voice at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, will be at Shorter to teach a voice master class on Monday, April 9, at 11 a.m. in the Evans Chorale Room. Both the recital and master class are open to the public at no charge.
News release written by Public Relations Intern Rachael Minard
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their lists of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, associate’s, and master’s programs.