Faculty Voice Summer Song

Summer SongVoice Professor/Operatic Singer

Professor Summer Song (soprano) is an acclaimed operatic singer. Before joining Houston Christian University as a full-time voice faculty member in 2017, she taught as an adjunct voice professor at Texas Southern University for 5 years. With a 12 years career in academic teaching and stage performances, Ms. Song has extensive experience in performing, directing, and organizing concert events.

In 2022, Ms. Song was selected as a Vocal Pedagogy Artist at the Aspen Music Festival Opera Theater and Vocal Arts Summit, where she had the honor of being taught by the renowned opera star Renee Fleming. Ms. Song also participated as a summer opera Studio Artist at L’Arte Del Bel Canto in Milan, Italy from 2013 to 2017, following the completion of her Master of Arts in Music degree in vocal performance from Washington State University.

She is an active performer in United States, Europe, and Asia, with recent notable performances including a leading role in the musical production "Greatest Love of All”, collaborative concert series with Houston Symphony musicians, and the charity concert events for organizations like USA National Alliance on Mental Illness. Ms. Song has been a featured soloist with various organizations in the United States, England, Singapore, Italy, and China. She also serves as a prominent judge for AIMA and CS International Voice Competition and conducts voice masterclasses. Ms. Song is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and has served as an adjudicator at voice competitions.

Ms. Song was the recipient of the teaching award at the American Protégé International Concerto Competition 2021-22 for her exceptional dedication and achievements in the field of teaching, leading her students to perform at Carnegie Hall in the summer of 2022. Many of her students have gone on to become professional opera singers, with some achieving success in national and international singing competitions. Additionally, numerous students taught by Ms. Song have been accepted into prestigious Master's and Bachelor's music programs at institutions such as the New England Music Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, Peabody Conservatory of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Yale University, Stanford University, Harvard University, and others.