NVC Voice Events


The Northwest Vista College Music program in the Fine and Performing Arts & Kinesiology department presents Voice events for Spring 2022 featuring guest artist series, workshops and live faculty and student performances in the Palmetto Theatre.

For more information about NVC Voice events and courses contact:
Dr. Minkyung Lee
Assistant Professor of Voice / Director of Choral Activities



Save the dates:

April 19 - NVC Faculty Performance

April 20 - NVC Concert Choir

April 21 - NVC Music Alumni Showcase



  • Spring Workshop

    NATS South Texas Spring Audition Preparation with Dr. Hwayoung Lee

    NVC Music welcomes our returning guest artist, Dr. Hwayoung Lee as a collaborative pianist who will discuss the score analysis and share collaborative insights with NVC singers. Dr. Minkyung Lee will conduct a master class with selected outstanding vocalists who will participate in NATS South Texas Chapter Spring Auditions on April 9th, at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi. Guest pianist, Dr. Hwayoung Lee, is one of the founders of Eden Piano Ensemble and an alumna of the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music. Dr. Lee has received the Alamo City Endowed Scholarship for Pianists, Mary D. Bold Scholarship, and Piano Project Scholarship while attending UT Austin. Her debut began in the Korea Broadcasting System’s (KBS) Hall in Jeju, Korea, where she received the top prize in their music competition. She participated in various music festivals and master classes in Korea, Canada, Philippines and the US, where she was featured in recitals as a soloist and collaborative artists.

    In addition to having held staff accompanist positions for the University of Texas at Austin and Aspen Music Festival and School, her encore lecture “Mozart and His Twinkling Piano Music” will be returning to classrooms via Zoom on March 3rd. Dr. Lee’s lecture will also include additional dazzling piano pieces including 12 variation in C major, Ah, vous dirai-je, maman, KV265, Rondo Alla Turca from Sonata No. 11, K.331, Elvira Madigan from Piano concert No. 21, C major, K. 467, and more.

    Tuesday, March 29
    Recital Hall (PCA-107)

  • Spring Workshop

    The Mendelssohns: German Art songs by Fanny and Felix

    Guest lecturer, Dr. Jihee Han will lecture about, “The Mendelssohns: German Art songs by Fanny and Felix.” She will perform dazzling art songs, including Warum sind denn die Rosen so blass(Op. 1, No. 3), Sehnsucht(Op. 9, No. 7) by Fanny Mendelssohn, Auf flügeln des Gesanges(Op. 34, No. 2), Hexenlied(Op. 8, No. 8) by Felix Mendelssohn. Jihee Han, Soprano, is an active performer in opera, concert and recital repertoire. Dr. Han has performed various leading roles including Belinda in Dido and Aeneas with LOLA, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel with Butler Opera Center, Damigella in L’Incoronazione di poppea, and Lay Sister in Suor Angelica with New England Conservatory. She was also seen as Zerlina at the Don Giovanni preview at the Austin Opera in 2015. As a soloist of the UT Bach Cantata Project, she sang Bach Cantata BWV 22,23 and Christmas Oratorio BWV 248. In 2018, Ms. Han was also seen as the soloist of Mozart Requiem in Bates Hall, Texas. She has performed in master classes for famous musicians such as Maria Chiara and Jake Heggie, and has participated in many summer programs such as Aspen Music Festival and the International Performing Arts Institute. She has received awards from Sydney Wright Competition, CBS Music Competition, Music Journal Competition, Koreanishces Institut Fur Deutsche Kunstileder, and Kyungwon University Competition.

    Thursday, March 31

  • Master Class by Dr. Lee
    Dr. Lee's Master Class

    Vocal Clinic for Advanced Singers

    Selected outstanding singers from the NVC Music Program will work on their solos and ensemble with Dr. Minkyung Lee. She will help singers define their skills with enhancing stage manners for their solos and ensembles for both the NVC Honors Recital and their upcoming audition preparation. NVC Singers will learn how to successfully prepare and execute their audition by choosing appropriate audition repertory to mastering appropriate acting choices on the stage. Selected singers will participate in the masterclass to learn the expectations as they audition and showcase their abilities for maximum results.

    Monday, April 25
    11am - 2:00pm
    Recital Hall (PCA-107)


  • Guest Artist Series I: Dr. Hwayoung Lee

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    Minkyung Lee & Guest Artist, Rick Rowley

    One Step Closer: Joy of Collaboration of Classical Music

    One Step Closer: Joy of Collaboration of Classical Music
    is Dr. Minkyung Lee’s voice art project, where she believes in the beauty behind classical music and the many benefits of listening to classical songs for younger generations. NVC Music is thrilled to invite Professor Rick Rowley from the University of Texas at Austin on campus to host the duo recital with soprano Minkyung Lee. Professor Rowley will play his favorite selection of piano pieces from Opp. 76, 116, 117, 118 and 119 by Brahms. Brahms’s famous song cycle, Acht Zigeunerlider, will be performed by NVC’s voice faculty, soprano Minkyung Lee. Just as Rachmaninoff said his piano pieces took more thought and effort than his piano concerti, Prof. Rowley will play the solo piano transcription of Fritz Kreisler's famous "Liebesleid" for Violin and Piano along with a group of Preludes and Etudes-Tableaux from Opp. 23, 32, 33 and 39.

    Rick Rowley leads a diverse musical life. He gives concerts with many of the world’s finest instrumentalists and singers, and his solo, concerto and collaborative performances have taken him throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Professor Rowley’s experience includes coaching singers, working with collaborative pianists, teaching classes in German, French and American art song, singing and acting for musical theater, and a history of musical theater on Broadway. He has appeared three times as soloist with the UTSO, and is heard frequently on broadcasts of live performances from the BSOM.

    Tuesday, April 19
    Palmetto Theatre


  • Watch Party II
    NVC Concert Choir & Outstanding Solo Performances

    Lighthouse: Sing Your Way Home

    All Things New! Let’s welcome Spring 2022 with a message of hope that everyone is praying for this year! Living through a pandemic, surviving through fear and uncertainty, Dr. Lee offered NVC singers words of comfort with My Lighthouse - “My lighthouse, shining in the darkness. You will carry me safe to shore.” NVC Concert Choir will open the show with the selections from the first set of Old American Songs, including The Boatmen’s Dance, Long Time Ago, Simple Gifts, and I Bought Me a Cat under Dr. Lee’s baton. NVC Concert Choir will close the show by embracing the audience with a fantastic A Capella setting of “My life flows on in endless song,” American folk hymn, How Can I Keep from Singing? and Sing Your Way Home. Deeply expressive and well-crafted rich harmonies will deliver the gentle hope and the profound joy of the text, “Where’er you go, wherever you roam, it will brighten your road; lighten your load, if you sing, sing your way home.”

    Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30pm
    Palmetto Theatre

  • NVC HR Recital
    NVC Honors Recital

    Spring SongFest

    Dr. Minkyung Lee is excited to host the NVC honors recital for students who are selected because they have gone above and beyond in their studies for this special recital showcase. Students will perform famous musical theatre solos and ensemble. The group of soloists and ensemble singers will feature the most thrilling, ever-popular musical theatre repertoires. Selected singers will feature repertoires in classical and perform art songs, opera arias, and scenes from Opera. Outstanding soloists will feature delightful repertoires with collaborative pianist, Jane Haas.

    Wednesday, April 27 at 12:30pm
    Recital Hall PCA-107



  • Watch Party II
    Concert Choir Outdoor Performance

    Homecoming: Lift Every Voice and Sing Together with NVC Music Alumni

    Come and enjoy the final concert of the year with NVC Concert Choir’s Encore Choral Concert on the Patio. Vista’s exciting Concert Choir will open this Outdoor party with a well-crafted arrangement of A Capella, How Can I keep from Singing? and Sing Your Way Home. They will also present beautiful musical jewels such as The Boatmen’s Dance, Long Time Ago, Simple Gifts, and a fun finale choral piece, I Bought Me a Cat, with captivating tunes and lyrics from the first set of Old American Songs by Aaron Copland.

    Wednesday, May 4 at 1:00pm
    JH Outside-Lakeside


  • NVC Music Alumni Shiryln Davenport
    The Colors of Spring:
    NVC Music Alumni Showcase

    NVC Music is beyond excited to invite NVC Concert Choir Alumni back to sing at the Palmetto Center for the Arts. Dr. Minkyung Lee is excited to launch the inaugurate performance, The Colors of Spring: NVC Music Alumni Showcase, with singers who have built and led prominent roles in NVC choral community and demonstrated impressive accomplishments after graduating from NVC. NVC Music Alumni will join this concert with a powerful lineup of solos by Faure, Donizetti, Amy Beach, Verdi, and ensembles from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s famous opera “Le Nozze di Figaro” and “Die Zauberflöte,” along with more musical jewels directed by Dr. Minkyung Lee.

    Thursday, April 21 at 7:30pm
    Palmetto Theatre

  • NVC Music Alumni Shiryln Davenport
    NVC Music Alumni Talk Series:
    “Dignity: The Life of Vocal Performance Major.”

    Dr. Minkyung Lee is hosting this NVC Music Alumni Talk Series to offer networking opportunities for students who have plans for a career in music after graduation. NVC Music Alumnus, Hector Tobar, is pursuing a degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Mr. Tobar is in his third year and has had much success as a musician during that time. Under the guidance and direction of Dr. Minkyung Lee at Northwest Vista College, he built a reputation of success at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) allowing him to spread his name across Texas. Mr. Tobar transferred to the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2019 to study under Dr. Jourdan Howell. Mr. Tobar accomplished the completion of his qualifying recital, debuting the role of Paquiro in Granados’ “Goyescas.” He has had continued success at NATS, Choir Camp Counseling, and the 2021 Opera San Antonio Summer Apprentice Program. Mr. Tobar is excited to be back on campus, meet NVC singers, and share his story.

    Monday, May 2 at 12:30pm
    Recital Hall PCA-107