BMus, OperaDip (Toronto); MMus in Vocal Performance/Choral Conducting (Victoria); Professional Career Development Studies (England, Italy, Germany)
Soprano Sung Ha Shin-Bouey is a prize winner of several international vocal competitions, including the Britten Prize in England and the Francisco Vinas in Spain, and was a Finalist in the Pavarotti Competition. She received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance and an Honours Opera Diploma from University of Toronto, and a Master of Music in Performance (minor in Choral Conducting) from University of Victoria. She attended various vocal and opera programs at the Banff School of Fine Arts and the Britten-Pears School of Music for Advanced Studies in England, and career development studies in England, Italy, and Germany which were funded by the Ontario and Canada Council Arts Grants.
Ms. Shin-Bouey has performed numerous recitals in Canada, Italy, Germany, England, the United States, and Israel. She was featured on CBC Radio & Television, CTV Television, BBC Radio & Television, and Israel Radio. She has performed with orchestras including English Chamber Orchestra, L'Orquestra del Gran Teatro de Liceo, the Aldeburgh Chamber Players, Britten-Pears Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Symphony Nova Scotia, I Musici di Montreal, Toronto Chamber Players, Niagara Symphony, and PEISO.
She performed extensively in Oratorio with many prestigious choirs, including Kings College Choir of Cambridge, Aldeburgh Festival Chorus, London Jubilate Singers, and Vancouver Bach Choir. In Chamber Music, she has collaborated with Ulysses String Quartet, Arthur LeBlanc String Quartet, Le Quatuor
Claudel, and the Rhapsody Quintet to name a few. Her highly praised solo CD, Beautiful Dreamer was produced by CBC All the Best.
Ms. Shin-Bouey also has extensive background as a choir director. She studied both choral and orchestral conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, the University of Toronto, and the University of Victoria. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of PEI, where she is the
director of the vocal and choral programs. She is the founder/ music director of Le Ragazze, a PEI all girls vocal ensemble, and the UPEI SPAA (Summer Performing Arts Academy). In addition to her busy schedule, she enjoys adjudicating and giving workshops and masterclasses.