2018 - 2019 Season Highlights!!

It has been a busy summer so far! I finished playing Charlie in Three Decembers with Painted Sky Opera, went to my cousin's wedding in Bali, visited family in Singapore, attended the NATS Intern program in Boulder, CO, sang St. Paul in Mendelssohn's St. Paul with the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, sang at the 2018 NFMC National Conference, sang an NFMC concert in Chautauqua, NY, and attended the CCM Institute at Shenandoah University. My singing and teaching have been opened up to new worlds of sound and intention.

Upcoming season highlights include many more concerts for NFMC (in Louisiana, Ohio, Arkansas, Mississippi), singing my dream role of Eugene Onegin at LSU in the fall, singing Young Priest in Rosanna, in Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall with DCINY, Bass soloist in Messiah with the Eastern Shore Choral Society and the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans, Bass soloist in The Spectre's Bride with the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti with Painted Sky Opera, Count Gil in Il segreto di Susanna with Mobile Opera, and Baritone soloist in Carmina Burana with Canterbury Voices. 

It's an exciting time, and as I gear up for Year 2 of my DMA at LSU, I am ready for new challenges and continuing to sing and teach in a way that will hopefully make a difference!

Check the Upcoming section for more details as well as the websites of the multiple organizations!

Natsaa victory and others

On January 5th, 2018, André won the 45th NATSAA Competition in New York, New York. Competing with other regional finalists, André won $13,000 in cash and prizes! Here is the announcement:

https://www.nats.org/cgi/page.cgi/_article.html/What_s_New/Baritone_Andre_Chiang_Wins_First_Prize_in_45th_NATS_Artist_Award_Competition_

On January 13th, 2018, André also placed third in the Madame Rose Palmai-Tenser Scholarship Competition with Mobile Opera!

http://www.mobileopera.org/education/developing-artist-program/madame-rose-scholarship-competition/

Forward to 2018!!!

So I have had a lot of things happen in the past few months.

I won the National Federation of Music Clubs 2017 Biennial Young Artists Competition, which came with a generous cash prize and the opportunity to present many recitals and programs for the numerous NFMC chapters around the nation!

I won the Southeastern region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist's Auditions. I will compete in January in the semi-final round in New York City! More information to come!!!

I was chosen as a finalist for the Madame Rose Palmai-Tenser Scholarship Competition with Mobile Opera. The finals are in January! More to come!

I began my Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance at Louisiana State University.

I sang Falstaff in Falstaff with LSU Opera and King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Opéra Louisiane in Baton Rouge, LA. Making these debuts with my university and a new company was a thrill!

Many things to come in 2018! Check out the upcoming section! Returns to Pensacola Opera and  Mobile Opera, and debuts with Painted Sky Opera, Louisiana Opera, and Berkeley Community Orchestra and Chorus!

Year in Review

So it's been a crazy, hectic but satisfying year!

I finished teaching at the University of South Alabama, gave two recitals (Ch. 2 and Ch.3), music directed my first musical (The Fabulous Fable Factory), sang some great oratorios (Carmina and Haydn's Mass in d minor), learned a new role with an old company (Fiorello in Barber with Virginia Opera), revisited an old familiar role (Belcore in Elisir), met up with friends at competitions, and will move to Baton Rouge in the fall to start on my DMA. 

I will keep updating as much as possible, but there are more fun things upcoming! Check out the Upcoming section and follow me on facebook and IG and snapchat and twitter!!!

Updates!

André is giving a faculty recital at the University of South Alabama on September 8th at 7:30 PM. More information here.

André is also returning to Virginia Opera to sing the role of Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia in November and early December (more info here), and returning to Opera Birmingham singing Belcore in L'elisir d'amore in March (more info here).

I hope to see you at any of these performances!

Local News

Andre will be a soloist in Dvorak's Mass in D with Mobile Opera this Saturday, February 13th at 8:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church. For more info visit www.mobileopera.org.

Andre will also be presenting a Faculty Recital at the University of South Alabama Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall this coming Tuesday, February 16th at 7:30 pm. General Admission $8.

Come check out these events in you're in the Mobile Area!

 

More 2015/16 Season News

André has additional contracts for the 2015/16 season. 

He is making his debut with the Richmond Symphony as the baritone soloist on September 18th, 2015 on Brown's Island in Richmond, VA.

He is returning to Ash Lawn Opera as King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors performing on December 12th, 2015 in the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, VA.

He is also debuting with Pensacola Opera in their production of The Merry Widow on March 11th and 13th, 2016 in Pensacola, FL.

He is coming home to sing with Mobile Opera as Marco in Gianni Schicchi performing on April 1st and 3rd, 2016 in Mobile, Alabama.

For more information about these events click through the above links.