Jason Barrios

Jason Barrios, baritone, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Wingate University and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Jason’s passion for teaching came from being involved with the choir program at his high school where he was a leader in several of the ensembles. With this meaningful experience, Jason has devoted himself to teaching future generations of students in the field of music. In addition to his teaching responsibilities with Moore Music, Jason has been appointed as the middle school music teacher at Our Lady of Grace School in Greensboro, and also serves as a substitute teacher with Guilford County Schools for grades K-12. During his graduate study at UNCG, Jason focused on vocal pedagogy, taking graduate level courses on the teaching of voice. While taking these courses, he was given the opportunity to instruct an undergraduate non-music major looking to develop his voice in regards to singing. This experience helped prepare Jason to work with future students seeking voice training. In the summers of 2010 and 2011, Jason served as an intern with Opera Carolina Academy’s Music-Drama Workshop, which instructed middle and high school students on singing and stage technique. He also participated as an understudy in Opera Carolina’s opera outreach program, Opera Express, which presented The Three Little Pigs in February 2014. An avid performer as well as teacher, Jason is trained from a classical approach and has appeared in several leading opera and operetta roles throughout his education. Highlights include Leporello (Don Giovanni), Pooh Bah (The Mikado), Don Alhambra del Bolero (The Gondoliers), Jupiter (Orpheus in the Underworld), and Dick Deadeye (H.M.S. Pinafore). This summer, Jason also participated in the Greensboro Light Opera and Song program in which he performed the title role in the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Equally comfortable on the concert stage, Jason has performed the role of Pilatus in Bach’s St. John Passion, and was a soloist in Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem. Also an experienced choral singer, Jason has participated in many ensembles in the area including Bel Canto Company, Seasons Best Carolers, the EMF Festival Chorus, the UNCG University Chorale, and the Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir. Currently, Jason is a bass section leader and periodically cantors with Ebenezer Lutheran Church’s choir in Greensboro. Jason enjoys working with students of all ages and is open to teaching a variety of musical genres. His teaching methods are rooted in the bel canto (beautiful singing) tradition, with an emphasis on providing the student with healthy vocal technique regardless of the style of music. As a dedicated teacher, Jason has a strong commitment to broaden and increase his students’ knowledge and ability of singing and music in general, and hopes to encourage all of his students to develop their own love of singing and music.

Felicia Francois

Felicia François, soprano, holds a Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor's of Music Education in Choral Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She inherited her love of singing from her grandmother, Marie François Beauregard. During her time at UNCG, she was fortunate to develop as both a teacher and a performer. She performed in ensembles such as University Chorale, Chamber Singers, and the UNCG Sapphires, UNCG’s premiere all-female a cappella group, for which she served as Music Director for the 2014-2015 year. She has also sung in ensembles in the community such as the Eastern Music Festival Chorus. In the summer of 2015, she appeared as the soprano soloist for Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F, K. 192 during the Eastern Music Festival. Felicia now teaches chorus at Northern Guilford Middle School in Guilford County and is a contracted member of the Bel Canto Company, the Triad's Premiere Choral Ensemble. She also occasionally serves as the soprano section leader at the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington. Outside of the classical world, she enjoys performing music in other genres such as Jazz, Funk, and Old Time. Felicia prides herself on her ability to make students of all ages feel welcome and comfortable so that a greatest amount of learning, and therefore the greatest amount of enjoyment, can take place. She believes that a good foundation in singing is key to healthy singing of any genre or style of music.