Coloratura soprano Angela Yoon is 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. Her performances include a wide range of genres. She has been featured on radio broadcasts and recordings such as National Public Radio (NPR) and appeared as the soloist and principal artist in oratorios, cantatas, and operas including Poulenc’s Gloria, Phan’s Vietnamese Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Esther, Haydn's Nelson Mass and Missa Brevis St. Joannis de Deo, Willcock's Magnificat, Allegri's Miserere, Bach's St. John’s Passion, and Perez-Velazquez's Ídolos del Sueño. Her roles have included Kitty (The Last Savage), Thi Mao (The Tale of Lady Thị Kính), La fée (Cendrillon), Madame Goldentrill (Impresario), Sandman (Hansel and Gretel), the Plaintiff (Trial by Jury), and Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance).
She is interested in creating interdisciplinary musical experiences for her audiences through collaborating with other fields such as visual art, science, social justice, history, and even political science. Her current performance programs include WWI program Broken Harmony: Reconstructing Art, diversity concert program Colorful Harmony: Melodies from Near and Far, and a social justice concert program on refugee, human trafficking, marginalized youth, and undocumented immigrants entitled Songs of Hope: Unveiling Darkness. Songs of Hope will be premiered at Birmingham Museum of Art in the fall of 2022 followed by performances at Johns Hopkins University and Carnegie Hall.
She serves on the voice faculty at Belmont University, and prior to Belmont she was on the faculty at Samford University and Baylor University. 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. Non-musicians, too, have benefited from her expertise in vocal pedagogy and voice therapy, helping to place them in nationally-syndicated broadcasting companies.
B.M., Voice Performance, Baylor University
M.M., Voice Performance, Indiana University
D.M., Voice Performance, Indiana University