UMKC Conservatory Welcomes Daniel Fung As Assistant Teaching Professor of Vocal Coaching, Collaborative Piano

The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel Fung as Assistant Teaching Professor of Vocal Coaching/Collaborative Piano, Fall 2021. Increasingly sought after as a musical partner, Daniel Fung is rapidly establishing himself as a multifaceted collaborative artist. In demand as a pianist, vocal coach and chamber musician, he has performed throughout his native Canada, the United States, France, Italy and Austria. As a soloist, he has given recitals and performed concertos with the Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton symphony orchestras.

His passion for vocal accompanying has led to participation in Marilyn Horne's festival at Carnegie Hall, The Song Continues, as well as in master classes with prominent singers including Renée Fleming, Patricia Racette, Eric Owens, Elly Ameling and Joyce DiDonato. Holding degrees from The Juilliard School and the University of Calgary, Dr. Fung has also worked as a score consultant with the Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD production team. He is an alumnus of the Tanglewood Music Center, Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, Music Academy of the West and the Solti Peretti Répétiteurs Accademia in Venice, Italy.

An active performer, Fung has performed with artists including soprano Kristina Bachrach, mezzo soprano Naomi O'Connell, flutists Timothy Hagen, John Bailey, Greg Milliren, oboists Aaron Hill, Andreas Oeste, bassoonist Marc Vallon, clarinetist Wesley Ferreira, trumpeter Alan Klaus and cellists Paul Dwyer and Julian Schwarz.

Previous serving on the faculty of UW-Madison's Mead Witter School of Music as the first full-time vocal coach in its history, he is currently the assistant teaching professor at the University of Nevada, Reno working as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach. In his spare time, Dr. Fung enjoys traveling the world, as well as seeking out and preparing new cuisines.

Welcome, Daniel Fung!

Published: Jul 14, 2021