About the Musicians

Lisa Dawson, Soprano, has performed such roles as Angelica in Puccini’s Suor Angelica; Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss; Mademoiselle Silberklang in Mozart’s Impresario; and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, also by Mozart. She has been the soloist for such orchestra performances as Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42, Mozart’s Grand Mass in C minor, Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s, Carmina Burana, Bach’s Cantata #25, Haydn’s Creation and Michael Haydn’s Run Ye Shepherds. Dawson served for several years as the staff soloist at Shakertown, Pleasant Hill, KY, where she recorded a live CD recording of Shaker music and traveled nationally presenting Shaker Lecture Recitals.  She was the guest soloist on two occasions for the Paul Rusch Festival in Kiyosoto, Japan. Lisa received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Anderson University, a Master of Music Degree from the University of Kentucky and the Doctor of Arts Degree from Ball State University. Dawson is a Professor of Music at Indiana Wesleyan University, where she teaches Applied Voice, and co-directs Opera Workshop and Opera Theatre.

 

Tammie Huntington, Soprano, has enjoyed a variety of opera/operetta performances including the roles of Lucy in Menotti’s The Telephone, Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Josephine in Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore, and Suor Genovieffa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica.   Huntington has also appeared as Guest Soprano Soloist in orchestral productions of Haydn’s Creation, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s Magnificat, Bach’s Cantata No. 51, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, and Schubert’s Mass in G Major, No. 2.  Huntington has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Applied Voice from Grace College, and a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from Ball State University.  She also received her Doctor of Arts degree, with performance emphases in voice, opera, and opera direction from Ball State University, where she produced and directed the world premiere of Fifty-Third Street, a new American opera by composer Jody Nagel.  Huntington is a Professor of Music at Indiana Wesleyan University, where she teaches Applied Voice, Diction for Singers, and co-directs Opera Workshop and Opera Theatre.

 

Phoenix Park-Kim, Professor of Piano at Indiana Wesleyan University, has given recitals throughout the United States, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina and Russia including performances in various music festivals such as the Aspen Summer Music Festival, Piano Texas, and the Summer Music School in Siena.  She has won top prizes at national and international competitions including first place at the Miami Concerto Competition, Jefferson City Concerto Competition, Kansas City Philharmonic Concerto Competition, and was a finalist at the Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition. She appeared as a soloist with the Korean Philharmonic Orchestra, Kansas City Philharmonia, UMKC, Fishers Chamber, and Marion Philharmonic Orchestras among others.  An avid chamber musician, Phoenix has performed with the Oxford String Quartet and Duo Dolce, in addition to Soprani Compagni.  She has been heard on public radio in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, New Jersey, California and Ontario Canada.  Phoenix is dedicated to providing more exposure to lesser known repertoire, especially music by African-American composers. In this endeavor, she was awarded the Lilly research grant and also received special congressional recognition by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass.  Her recent CD “Deep River,” a collection of Classical works by African-American composers, was released under the MSR Classics label.  Her other recordings are also available on cdbaby.com and iTunes. www.phoenixparkkim.com