A native Chinese, tenor Liangjun Shi was a frequent recitalist in China. He recorded two Chinese art songs for the textbook Bel Canto of China to be published by the People’s Music Publishing House nationwide. In addition, Shi was the winner of the First Prize (preliminary) and the Second Prize (final) in the 24th International Student Competition held by the Music Association of Korea in 2011, and the First Prize winner in the 6th Sino-Singapore International Music Competition in 2012. His stage roles include Don Quixote/Cervantes in Man of La Mancha, directed by Joseph Graves; Remendado in Carmen; Priest and Man in Armour in The Magic Flute, directed by Peer Boysen; Xuan Wang in The Song for Xuan Wang, among other roles.
Shi currently studies with distinguished scholar Dr. Scott McCoy at the School of Music at Ohio State. He is pursuing dual degrees — Master of Arts in Voice Pedagogy and Master of Music in Voice Performance, in conjunction with Singing Health Specialization. Before arriving at Ohio State, Shi completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in opera study at Peking University in China.
His study at Ohio State focuses on voice pedagogy, performance and vocology; his teaching duties include studio voice and group voice instruction.