Carl DuPont is an artist, innovator, and educator dedicated to Transformational Inclusion and Care of the Professional Voice. His “rich, nuanced baritone” (Columbus Underground) has held center stage in performances at the New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Leipzig Opera, Opera Carolina, Opera Columbus, Annapolis Opera Company, First Coast Opera, Toledo Opera, Opera Saratoga, Sarasota Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera, El Palacio de Bellas Artes, Opera Company of Brooklyn and The IN Series. Recent roles include Colline in La Boheme, Hawkins Fuller in Fellow Travelers, Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville, and Leporello in Don Giovanni. His articles can be found in The Laryngoscope and the Voice and Speech Review.
DuPont can be heard on the world premiere recordings of the Caldara "Mass in A Major", "The Death of Webern", and his solo album, The Reaction.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music (BM), Indiana University (MM), and the University of Miami (DMA), he currently serves on the faculties of the Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute as associate professor of voice and the Executive Education division of the Carey Business School in the communications vertical.
DuPont is director of Peabody’s Pathways to D.M.A. program and the artistic director for the Kennedy Center’s Washington National Opera Institute.
Learn more about Carl at CarlDuPont.com.
Elizabeth G. Hill
A recognized leader in chamber music and contemporary music advocacy, pianist Elizabeth G. Hill has led and performed in the D.C. area’s most prominent ensembles, and is known for her work as a performer, educator, and lecturer. A highly-regarded artist, she has performed lecture-recitals and concerts across the United States and in Europe, including for the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Center for Jewish History in New York, The Music Center in Los Angeles, and the Robert-Schumann-Haus in Zwickau, Germany. She currently performs in numerous ensembles within the DC-metro area, and is the Collaborative Pianist for the National Philharmonic.
Elizabeth dedicates her career to bridging cultures together through music, and realizes this vision through her leadership within two prominent chamber ensembles. Her duo, Meraki, which she co-founded in 2016, is dedicated to awakening cultural compassion through music. Meraki is an awardee of Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Program for their collaboration with composer, Jerod Tate. Their debut album, Within, was recently released by Equilibrium Records. Elizabeth is also the pianist for Balance Campaign, a group whose focus lies exclusively on commissioning and performing works by marginalized composers. Balance Campaign is a recipient of Chamber Music America’s 2023 Classical Commissioning Grant for their current collaboration with award-winning composer, Jeffrey Mumford. An active pedagogue, Elizabeth is a private piano teacher in the Washington, DC area, and is a member of the Collaborative Piano Faculty at the Heifetz International Music Institute.
Raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Elizabeth holds degrees from Mary Baldwin College (B.A.), James Madison University (M.M.), and The Catholic University of America (D.M.A.).
Learn more about Elizabeth at ElizabethGHill.com.
Hailed by the New York Times as a "virtuoso pianist" Artina McCain, has built a formidable career as a performer, educator and speaker. As a recitalist, her credits include performances at Wigmore Hall and Barbican Centre in London, Weill Hall at Carnegie and Merkin Hall in New York City and more. Other highlights include guest appearances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra. In 2022, she was the mistress of ceremony for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Dedicated to promoting the works of Black and other underrepresented composers, McCain curates Underrepresented Composers Concerts for multiple arts organizations. She is an American Prize winner for her solo piano recordings of these works and won a Gold Global Music Award for her recent album project Heritage. In 2021, Hal Leonard published her transcriptions of Twenty-Four Traditional African American Folk Songs. McCain was a featured inspirational leader in the award-winning PBS documentary series Roadtrip Nation: Degree of Impact in an episode exploring the real-world impact of professionals with doctoral degrees in and outside of academia. McCain's performances have been heard on the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), Germany’s WDR and television appearances including features on CSPAN for the MLK 50 Commemoration. McCain is a three-time Global Music Awards winner including collaborative projects I, Too (Naxos), with soprano Icy Monroe, focused on African American Spirituals and Art Songs and Shades, a collaboration with her husband and duo partner Martin McCain.
After not performing for 6 years while battling a performance injury, she now enjoys a prolific concert career with more than 10 years of full injury recovery. She uses her recovery to serve as an advocate of musicians’ wellness–curating articles, lectures, and forums to educate teachers and students. Most recently the BBC featured her on the podcast Sideways telling her miraculous story of injury to recovery. McCain has written and presented on wellness and other topics in the Piano Magazine and at multiple universities, Music Teachers National Association Conference and the National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy.
Currently, she is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Keyboard Area at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis. Artina McCain is a Yamaha Artist.
In her spare time, Artina enjoys boutique shopping, traveling internationally and is an avid tea aficionado. Learn more about Artina at ArtinaMcCain.com.
Versatile keyboardist Jason Terry has given performances throughout North America, Asia, and Europe as a soloist, band member, and collaborative pianist. His performances have been heard on multiple NPR stations, K-Pop recordings, and pop-culture videos. Recent performances include Carnegie Hall, the Peabody Institute, and the NAMM show.
Jason was recently selected as a 2023–24 Fulbright Scholar and will be artist-in-residence for a Middle Eastern conservatory. During his time there, he will lead piano studies and perform throughout the region, especially showcasing American music while learning and engaging with Arabic idioms as well.
Since 2019, he has been a piano faculty member for the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Camp. Additional responsibilities were requested in 2023 as the primary piano instructor and curriculum creator for the novel Interlochen Online program. Formerly a teaching-artist in the Middle East, Jason is starting his own non-profit, Arts in Motion, to continue fostering holistic arts training both domestically and internationally.
In 2020, Jason began collaborating with multiple physical therapists and an orthopedic surgeon to create interdisciplinary resources for keyboardists to better understand PRMDs. He was co-awarded the Innovator of the Year national prize from the Physical Therapy Learning Institute for his co-development of The Physical Thera-Pianist, a collegiate course marketed to piano departments nationwide.
Dr. Jason Terry, a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, is a freelance musician based in Nashville, TN. Previous academic appointments include tenured Associate Professor of Piano/Director of Keyboard Studies (Samford University) and Assistant Professor of Music (Bradley University). Find out more about Jason at JasonTerryPiano.com.
Coloratura soprano Angela Yoon has been known for her delightful and beautifully expansive voice and her ability to deliver texts through music. As a soprano soloist, she has been named as a winner and finalist in various competitions and has performed solos, recitals, and concerts as a guest artist throughout the United States, South Korea, Germany, Canada, and France. She has been featured on radio broadcasts and recordings and appeared as the soloist and principal artist in oratorios, cantatas, and operas. In addition to standard recitals and concerts, she is interested in creating interdisciplinary musical experiences for the audience through collaborating with other fields such as visual art, science, social justice, history, and even political science. Her current concert programs include WWI program, Broken Harmony: Reconstructing Art, diversity concert program, Colorful Harmony: Melodies from Near and Far, and social justice concert program on refugee, human trafficking, marginalized youth, and undocumented immigrants called Songs of Hope: Unveiling Darkness. The social justice concert will be premiered at Birmingham Museum of Art followed in the fall of 2022 followed by performances at Johns Hopkins University and Carnegie Hall.
She serves on the voice faculty at Belmont University as the coordinator of vocal pedagogy program, and on the voice faculty at Interlochen Center for the Arts where she continues to return as a summer faculty member. As an educator, Yoon has had diverse experiences with musicians and non-musicians alike. Her voice and musical theatre major students have been accepted to music schools in the U.S. and abroad as well as professional opera houses, theatres, and cruise lines. Learn more about Angela and her work at AngelaYoonSoprano.com.