Guest Artist Recital: Shawn Roy, voice and Chan Kiat Lim, piano
Friday, August 26 , 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A native of Louisiana, Shawn Roy graduated with a B.M.E. from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and a M.M. in Voice Performance and Artist Diploma in Opera from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is currently employed with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as Coordinator of the Vocal Area, as well as voice teacher and director of Opera and Musical Theatre studies. Prior to his appointment at UL Lafayette, Shawn performed internationally in opera and musical theatre, appearing with such companies as Virginia Opera, Tulsa Opera, Cleveland Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Sarasota Opera as well as three tours with New York City Opera and on tour with Opera Europa in France, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain. He also appeared with the West Norwegian Opera in Bergen, Norway and with the Bolivia National Symphony in La Paz, Bolivia.
Shawn continues to perform often with his colleague, Dr. Chan Kiat Lim in recital throughout the country. Together, they released a CD of song cycles by American Composers with Centaur Records entitled An American Kaleidoscope: Song Cycles through the lenses of William Bolcom, John Duke, Thomas Pasatieri and Ned Rorem. He also appears with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, the UL Lafayette Symphony and the UL Lafayette Wind Ensemble.
Shawn’s stage directing credits include Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd, Hansel and Gretel, The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen, Cosi Fan Tutte, Die Fledermaus and Gianni Schicchi this coming fall, all for the UL Lafayette Opera Theatre. Shawn holds membership is Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi and The National Association of Teachers of Singing, where he recently finished a four-year term as Regional Governor for the Southern Region. He is also a National Arts Associate for Sigma Alpha Iota.
An active recitalist, Chan Kiat Lim has performed solo and chamber recitals in Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Romania, Malaysia, and throughout the United States including solo performances at Music at Penn Alps Concert Series in Maryland and twice at Steinway Hall in New York City.
Lim’s interest and research in Twentieth-century music, particularly by American composers, have resulted in invitations for presentations and masterclasses at regional and national levels. A recipient of the Louisiana Division of the Arts Grant, Lim collaborated with bass-baritone Shawn Roy in 2011 to release a CD with Centaur Records label entitled An American Kaleidoscope: Song Cycles Through the Lenses of William Bolcom, John Duke, Thomas Pasatieri, and Ned Rorem. This CD features two world-premiere recordings of works by musical giants Bolcom and Rorem. Endorsing Lim’s performance on this CD, Pulitzer Prize winner Rorem writes that “His aims are rare and high, and his means are perfect.”
A pedagogue and clinician, Lim and colleague Susanna Garcia authored an online multimedia curriculum eNovativePiano: Multimedia Resources for Developing Musicianship Skills. Suitable for eLearning and distance learning, this one-of-its-kind curriculum points towards a new direction in piano instruction. In 2021, eNovativePiano received the MTNA-Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award. Lim has presented at numerous international and national conferences including the World Conference of the International Society for Music Education, College Music Society Regional and National Conferences, MTNA National Conferences, and the National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum on various pedagogical and performance topics.
In 2015 Lim was awarded the Louisiana Music Teachers Association Outstanding Teacher Award. In the same year, Lim also received the Distinguished Professor Award from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he also holds the Margaret Chauvin Steen Villemez Professorship in Music. He teaches piano performance, keyboard literature, class piano, and lectures in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program and Study Abroad Program in Florence, Italy. In 2020, he was honored as a MTNA Foundation Fellow.
Grounded in the curriculum of the ABRSM and Trinity College, London and eventually receiving his conservatory training in the United States, Lim’s particular expertise and teaching approach is the fusion of these diverse musical worlds. Dedicated as a teacher, his students have captured top prizes and awards at regional, national, and international piano competitions.
For additional information contact Professor John Koch (3090 438-2472