Carl DuPont is an artist, innovator, and educator dedicated to Transformational Inclusion in the arts and Care of the Professional Voice. His “rich, nuanced baritone” (Columbus Underground) has held center stage in performances at The Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Carolina, First Coast Opera, Toledo Opera, Opera Saratoga, Sarasota Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera, El Palacio de Bellas Artes, Opera Company of Brooklyn, The IN Series, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Leipzig Opera. DuPont returned to Opera Columbus in a production of Fellow Travelers, as a local favorite, after previously appearing there as 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. This season he makes a role and company debut as Stephan Kumalo in Lost in the Stars at Annapolis Opera Company, returns to Bach in Baltimore as the bass soloist in St. John’s Passion and reprises the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah for the Baltimore Choral Society. 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, the Carey School of Business executive education division, the Opera Institute of Kennedy Center’s Washington National Opera and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. Learn more about Carl at CarlDuPont.com.
Elizabeth G. Hill
A recognized leader in contemporary music advocacy, pianist Elizabeth G. Hill has led and performed in the D.C. area’s most prominent chamber 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 Embassy Concert Series in Washington DC, the Center for Jewish History in New York, and the Robert-Schumann-Haus in Zwickau, Germany. She currently performs in numerous ensembles within the Washington, D.C. area, and is the Collaborative Pianist for the National Philharmonic Chorale and Chamber Series.
Elizabeth dedicates much of her career to bridging cultures together through music, and realizes this vision through her leadership within two prominent chamber ensembles within the Washington, D.C. area. Her duo, Meraki, which she co-founded in 2016, focuses on performing culturally essential music. The ensemble recently commissioned and premiered the work “Heloha Okchamali” by Jerod Tate as an honoree of Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Program. Elizabeth is also the pianist for Balance Campaign, a group whose focus lies exclusively on commissioning and performing works by underrepresented composers. An active pedagogue, Elizabeth is a private piano teacher in the Washington, D.C. 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., with specialization in Chamber Music). Learn more about Elizabeth at ElizabethGHill.com.
Described as a pianist with “power and finesse” (Dallas Arts Society), “beautiful and fiery” (KMFA Austin) and having a “sense of color, balance and texture” (Austin Chamber Music Center) Artina McCain, has a built a three-fold career as a performer, educator, and speaker. As a recitalist, her credits include performances at Wigmore Hall in London, Seattle Opera, Merkin Hall in New York City and more. Other highlights include guest appearances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Oregon East Symphony.
Dedicated to promoting the works of Black and other underrepresented composers, McCain curate’s concerts for multiple arts organizations and is an American Prize winner for her solo piano recordings of these works. Recently, she won a Gold Global Music Award for her recent album project Heritage. In 2021, Hal Leonard published her 24 Traditional African American Folk Songs for intermediate piano students. In 2022, she was the emcee for the Cliburn International Piano Competition.
McCain's performances have been heard on 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), focused on African American Spirituals and Art Songs and “Shades” a collaboration with husband and duo partner Martin McCain.
Currently, she is Coordinator of Keyboard Area at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis.
In her spare time, Artina enjoys boutique shopping, traveling internationally and is an avid tea aficionado. Learn more about Artina at ArtinaMcCain.com.
Praised for his “passion and commitment” at the keyboard, Jason Terry has given performances throughout North America, Asia, and Europe as both a soloist and collaborative pianist. For four years he toured nationally with a professional quartet performing nearly 100 concerts annually. His performances have been broadcast on NPR stations around the country ranging from the standard literature to the premiers of new compositions. In the last year, engagements have spanned the globe from Gothenburg to Paris and Chicago to Seoul. Domestic highlights of the 2022—23 season include Carnegie Hall, the Peabody Institute, and the National World War I Museum.
In addition to live performances, he was recently invited to serve as a recording artist for Steinway’s Spirio piano and has also been contracted to record piano works for a forthcoming music theory textbook promoting diverse examples of music literature. An artist-teacher, he continues to serve as a piano faculty member for the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Camp and has been on faculty for the Beijing International Music Festival as a master teacher. He is an enthusiast of arts advocacy, especially in matters of social and cultural diplomacy. Since 2017, he has been affiliated with the NGO American Voices and has traveled to perform and coach rising musicians throughout the Middle East. Moreover, recent grants have supported his work using art to fight against social injustices such as human trafficking.
Dr. Jason Terry is Assistant Professor of Piano at Samford University where he serves as Director of Keyboard Studies. 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.