Song Lyu

Soprano Song Lyu earned her Doctor of Music Arts, and Artist Certificate in Voice Performance under American Mezzo-Soprano Joyce Castle from the University of Kansas. She earned her M.M. and B.A. at Sichuan Conservatory of Music. Operatic stage performances include Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, The Second Knitter in Game of Chance, La Fortuna in L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw. Other performance experiences include solo soprano in the world premiere of Psalm Symphony, H. 175 by Leo Sowerby, and the roles in scenes of Lakmé, La Traviata, La clemenza di Tito, Così fan tutte, Lucia di Lammermoor, Into the Woods, and Hansel and Gretel. Her coming performances include the summer music season at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, and the artist concerts at ICVMI Summer Camp. She is also active in academic and community music events. She founded the KU Chamber and Vocal Music Organization (KUCVM), the International Chamber and Vocal Music Institute (ICVMI), and the Kansas Golden Choir. She teaches voice at Webster University and is the soprano assistant at Webster Grove Presbyterian Church in St Louis, MO. She has attended many concerts at KS and MO, and directed the 2022 Singing at KC Vocal Audition, the voice section of the 2023 KCCA Lunar New Year Gala, two ICVMI international chamber music competitions, and the Midwest Chamber& Voice music workshops at KU.