Guest and Faculty Recital: Jack Unzicker, bass, Kayla Chon, piano, and Jessica Gilliam-Valls, bass
7:30pm - 8:30pm CST November 11
The program will include chamber music by Giovanni Bottesini and Dave Anderson.
Kayla Chon has maintained an active career as a collaborative keyboard artist performing in numerous recitals, chamber, choral, and orchestral concerts, as well as opera and musical theater productions. As a versatile artist, her knowledge of literature is expansive in chamber music, opera, art songs, musical theater, and choral music. Dr. Chon holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Keyboard Collaborative Arts from University of Southern California where she was awarded the Gwendolyn and Adolph Koldofsky Memorial Endowed Scholarship and an Outstanding Keyboard Collaborative Artist Award. She also has degrees in piano performance from Eastman School of Music and Westminster Choir College. Active equally as an educator, Dr. Chon was a faculty member at Notre Dame de Namur University and Pepperdine University. She also has served as a musical director and pianist for the University of Southern California Chamber Opera. She has held various accompanying, coaching, and directing positions at Eastman School of Music, Westminster Choir College, University of Southern California, The Ohio State University, San Francisco State University, Stanford University, Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute, TheatreWorks, Berkeley Opera, and Spotlight on Opera. Currently, she is on the faculty at the Austin Chamber Music Center and active as a collaborative pianist and coach around Austin area including University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University.