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Meet Jae, Michael & Kathryn

Jae Park is studied Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education at Cal State Long Beach. He has performed in the Chamber Choir, the University Choir, and the Men’s Chorus. With the Chamber Choir, he has performed at ACDA Conventions, and won the first prize at the Choir of the World Competition in 2017. He also studied Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Southern California. During his study at the institution, he performed with USC Concert Choir and the Chamber Singers under the direction of Magen Solomon and Jo-Michael Scheibe respectively. Some of the guest conductors he has worked with are Paul Salamunovich and Helmuth Rilling. He also studied voice with Gary Glaze.

Jae currently sings with The Golden Bridge Choir, The Credo Catholic Choir, Choir of St. Therese, The Clarion Singers and the Choir of St. James, for whom he is also the resident cantor.

Baritone Michael Miersma has been singing with the Saint James choir since 2019. In Los Angeles, he performs with the L.A. Choral Lab, Tonality and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

He can also be heard as a session vocalist for movies, TV and other media as both a singer and voice-over artist. Michael is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AGMA and is originally from Portland, Oregon.

Soprano and composer Kathryn Shuman performs regularly as a soloist and an ensemble singer. As an avid explorer of the voice, she is continually finding ways of implementing found techniques in performance – from Baroque and contemporary classical, to opera, experimental, and improvisatory music. Most recently, Kathryn performed her main stage LA Phil solo debut in Meredith Monk’s opera “ATLAS” at Walt Disney Concert Hall, where she was featured in multiple prominent solo roles. Other recent concert solo highlights include Earl Kim’s Where Grief Slumbers, numerous Bach cantatas, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. She has premiered works by John Luther Adams, Henry Mollicone, Rand Steiger, and Carmina Escobar. Shuman has performed with such distinctive organizations as the avant-garde opera company The Industry, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and LA Opera. Shuman’s ecology-inspired original music has been performed at venues and festivals from California to Quebec, Canada.

Kathryn received a MFA degree from California Institute of the Arts, and a Voice Performance BM degree at CSULB. She is also a committed educator on voice faculty at Pasadena City College.

Upcoming notable solo performances include: a leading role in the premiere of Du Yun and Raven Chacon’s opera, Sweetland, with the Industry this coming Spring season (2020); and a soprano solo role in the premier of Juhi Bansal’s opera, We All Look to the Stars, with LA Opera February 2020.