A Little Lunch Music is an informal performance presented by Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art and musician Patrick McCurry, series coordinator. You can sit and listen to the entire performance, dine in the Museum Café from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., browse the shop, or explore the galleries.
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A Little Lunch Music: Soprano Jin Lee with pianist Christian McGee
February 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Soprano Jin Lee is a two-time Alabama regional winner and national semifinalist in the student auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She won Emerging Artist Distinction at the Vann Vocal Institute in Montgomery and second place awards at Alabama Music Teachers National Association performance competitions. After graduating Kaywon High School of Arts (Seoul) and completing her freshmen year in South Korea, she transferred to Auburn University. There, she is in her third year of study pursuing a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance under Dr. Matthew Hoch. With the goal of pursuing a career in vocal music, Jin is developing her training through ongoing private lessons from professional vocal coaches, completion of the vocal music program, and participation in choirs and opera workshops. Her operatic roles have included The Pirates of Penzance (Edith), scenes from Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischütz (Ännchen) and Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica).
In 2011, pianist Christian McGee was chosen to perform at Carnegie Hall and has since then given recitals at the University of North Alabama, Oakwood College, and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. Past orchestral performances include solos with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Community Orchestra, and she was accepted into the Brevard International Summer Music Festival of 2014. The same year, she received second prize in the Zelpha Wells Piano Competition, the Music Teachers National Association State Competition, and the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition. Aside from performing as a solo artist, she collaborates with the Shoals Symphony where she performed the world premiere performance of Roger Brigg’s Symphony No. 2. Hailing from Florence, Alabama, Christian is a senior at Auburn University pursuing a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance under Dr. Jeremy Samolesky. She has recently performed as a soloist with the Auburn Community Orchestra and the Auburn University Symphonic Winds and has collaborated with singers at state, regional, and national competitions. Christian works as an accompanist, private teacher, and soloist for special events.