André Chiang, baritone
Winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Competition and the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards Competition.
Admission is free. Arts Engagement credit can be received for this performance.
Touted by the Oregonian as “vocally commanding”, baritone André Chiang brings his lyrical voice to repertoire spanning from G.F. Handel to Phillip Glass. Mr. Chiang’s recent engagements include Schaunard in La bohème with Mobile Opera, Charlie in Three Decembers with Painted Sky Opera, Escamillo in La tragédie de Carmen with Louisiana Opera, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Birmingham, and King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Opéra Louisiane.
Along with his stage work, he is equally comfortable in recital and concert. These credits include “A Romantic Evening” with La Grange Symphony Orchestra, an orchestrated concert of Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel under the baton of George Manahan, baritone soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Richmond Symphony, baritone soloist in Carmina Burana with the New Orleans Symphony Chorus. Mr. Chiang was a Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the La Grange Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition Winner, finalist in the Liederkranz Art Song/Lieder competition, winner of the Grand Concours de Chant for French song, winner of the Eisenberg–Fried Concerto Competition for Voice at the Manhattan School of Music, winner of the 59th National Federation of Music Clubs 2017 Biennial Young Artist Competition in Men’s Voice, which has sent him around the nation singing at state-wide and national conferences for the NFMC, a 2018 National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern mentored by Dr. Brian Gill of Indiana University, and winner of the 45th National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards Competition.
Mr. Chiang completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of South Alabama and his Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music. He is currently residing in Baton Rouge, LA and studies with Dennis Jesse, Associate Professor of Voice, at Louisiana State University in pursuit of a Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance.