Thursday, June 13th

Classical Voice - Level 8 - Group A

Adjudicator: Jennifer Tung

Classical Voice - Level 8 - Group A

A Dora nominated conductor, Chinese-Canadian Jennifer Tung is the artistic director of Toronto City Opera and assistant conductor of the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. She leads a uniquely versatile career as music director, collaborative pianist and soprano. In 2020/21, she joined Tapestry Opera as a conducting fellow in the inaugural year of the Women in Musical Leadership program, in partnership with Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Opera Victoria.

Jennifer debuted with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival conducting The Mikado in 2017 and has returned to conduct Sweeney Todd and Tragedy of Carmen. In 2019, she debuted with Opera York in La Traviata and assisted Tapestry Opera and Opera on the Avalon's joint production of the Dora Award winning opera Shanawdithit by Dean Burry and Yvette Nolan. Recently, she conducted the world premiere of "Gould's Wall" by Brian Current and Liza Balken, a joint production with the Royal Conservatory of Music and Tapestry Opera.

For the 2022/23 season, she has debuted as guest conductor with Opera McGill's production of "Plaything" (Anna Pigorna/Maria Reva - Canadian premiere), Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic and Kamloops Symphony. In March of 2023, Jennifer conducted the world premieres of Continuum's production of the opera "Show Room" (Rodney Sharman/Etom Egoyan) as well as Tapestry Opera/Obsidian Theatre's co-production of "Of the Sea" (Ian Cusson/Kanika Ambrose). Upcoming engagements include concerts with Kamloops symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia and Vancouver Opera.

Jennifer is on faculty at the Glenn Gould School, and is a sought-after faculty member for summer programs internationally. She holds degrees in vocal performance and collaborative piano from the Eastman School of Music and has studied conducting with Maestro Denis Mastromonaco.


Walton Memorial United Church
2489 Lakeshore Rd W
Oakville, ON L6L 1H9

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:10:15 AMName:Jordan GurbinTitles:
Die Lotosblume, op. 25 by Robert Schumann
Shady Grove by arr. Christine Donkin
Mai, op. 1, no. 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:10:30 AMName:Zara ComesTitles:
Oiseaux, si tous les ans, K 307 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
If I... by Lori Laitman
Die Lotosblume by Robert Schumann
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:10:40 AMName:Henri TrepanierTitles:
Strike the Viol, Strike the Viol by Henry Purcell
Romance, Romance by Claude Debussy
Le Violette, Le Violette by Alessandro Scarlatti
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:10:50 AMName:Stephanie ApostolakosTitles:
Vieni, vieni, o mio diletto by Antonio Vivaldi
Shady Grove by arr. Christine Donkin
Chason d'amour, op. 27, no. 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:11:00 AMName:Riley HalesTitles:
Già il sole dal Gange by Alessandro Scarlatti
Wohin?, Die schöne Müllerin by Franz Schubert
The Salley Gardens by arr. Benjamin Britten
Home Festival:Woodstock
Time:11:10 AMName:Treesha RayTitles:
Amor preparami by Alessandro Scarlatti
Cool and Silent is the Lake by Gladys Davenport
Lachen und Weinen by Franz Schubert
Home Festival:Niagara
Time:11:20 AMName:Alice ByrnesTitles:
If I…, no. 4 by Lori Laitman
Bel piacere by George Frederic Handel
Lachen und Weinen by Franz Schubert
Home Festival:Newmarket
Time:1:00 PMName:Betty QiuTitles:
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, op. 34, no. 2 by Felix Mendelssohn
Le rossignol des lilas by Reynaldo Hahn
A Winter Night by Jeff Smallman
Home Festival:Peel
Time:1:10 PMName:Rory O'NeillTitles:
Die Lotosblume by Robert Schumann
Where'er You Walk by George Frederick Handel
To An Isle In The Water by Ellen Mandel
Home Festival:Peterborough
Time:1:20 PMName:Sally BruceTitles:
Vittoria, mio core! by Giacomo Carissima
Fiocca la neve by Pietro Cimara
Lachen und Weinen, D 777 by Franz Schubert
Home Festival:Grey County
Time:1:30 PMName:Catherine OfarrellTitles:
Angels, Ever Bright and Fair w/ Recitative by George Frideric Handel
Cancion del grumete by Joaquin Rodrigo
L’heure exquise by Reynaldo Hahn
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:1:40 PMName:Ethan SebastiampillaiTitles:
Where'er You Walk, from Semele by George Frederick Handel
Sonntag, op. 47, no. 3 by Johannes Brahms
Trade Winds by Frederick Keel
Home Festival:Oakville

2:15 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 2:15 pm until 3:45 pm.

Announcement of the winners and top two competitors chosen to go to the Playoffs will happen at the end of the workshop.

4:15 PM - Classical Voice Level 8 Playoffs

The Level 8 Classical Voice Playoffs will be held at Walton Road United Church - 2489 Lakeshore Rd. W. - from 4:15 pm to approximately 5:30 pm.