Yunlang Chen, BM1
Shurmila Dhar, BM1
Jia Lin, MM1
Jia Lin is a 1st -year graduate student of Marianna Busching’s studio of Peabody Institute focusing on voice learning. She has been learning piano since 4 years old and is initiative to participate in various competitions when she was young. At the beginning of 2011, she performed “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” of “La Traviata” in Great Hall of the People for New Year Ceremony. September of 2011, the production team of “Deep Love of Mother Land” cast crew invited her to record the theme song for this episode. In same year, she sang the ending song for a documentary film “Taste of Northwest”. 2012, she was invited to perform in HongKong Convention Center as well as came to Taipei join the 2nd International Voice Competition of Asia and got 2nd prize. In 2013, she was luckily chose to perform as “Susanna” of “Le Nozze di Figaro” of Capitol Normal University’s opera festival. Jia hold the recital in her last year of being in school in 2014 and got great feedback from audiences and professors.
Brittani McNeill, MM2
Rebecca Roose, MM1
Soprano Rebecca Roose is excited to begin her Master’s studies at Peabody Conservatory in the studio of Marianna Busching. A native of Texas, Ms. Roose graduated summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University with a BM in Voice Performance and Music Education. While at SMU, she performed many roles including Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Cis (Albert Herring), and Leila (The Singing Violin). She received 1st Place at the 2012 Texoma NATS Competition, and was awarded the SMU Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Music in 2014. Ms. Roose appeared as a concert soloist with the Meadows Symphony Orchestra in 2012 after winning the SMU Undergraduate Concerto Competition, and was the soprano soloist in the Denton Bach Society Orchestra’s latest performance of Handel’s Messiah. She also frequently performs in the Bruce Foote Foundation Benefit Concert Series in Dallas, Texas.
In her third collaboration with the Amalfi Coast Music Festival, Ms. Roose recently toured as Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica). having performed the role of Suzanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) in 2013 and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) in 2012. She is currently preparing to join Peabody’s production of Cendrillon as La Fee, as well as to appear in Peabody’s Composition Recital Series this fall.