Jason Barrios, baritone, holds the Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Wingate University. 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. In addition, Jason focused on vocal pedagogy while studying at UNCG by taking graduate level courses on the teaching of voice. With these meaningful experiences, Jason has devoted himself to teaching future generations of students in the field of music and to work with them to develop their singing ability.
An avid performer as well as teacher, Jason has appeared in several leading opera and operetta roles throughout his education, with a most recent performance in July, 2016 with the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Italy where he performed the role of Bartolo in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Other roles 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), as well as 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 the bass soloist in Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem. Also an experienced choral singer, Jason has participated in many ensembles in the area including the Bel Canto Company, Seasons Best Carolers, the EMF Festival Chorus, the UNCG University Chorale, and the Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir.
In addition to teaching with Moore Music, Jason serves as the K-8 music teacher at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Greensboro and is the bass section leader at Ebenezer Lutheran Church 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 a classical approach 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.
"Canadian-American Soprano Alicia Reid is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she completed her Master of Music in Vocal Performance. Alicia received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, studying under Dr. Marilyn Taylor. Alicia is a member of the Bel Canto professional choral ensemble in Greensboro, North Carolina. She received second place in the 2019 National Federation of Music Clubs Collegiate Vocal Competition, and was a finalist in the 2016 Rosen-Schaffel Concerto Competition at Appalachian State University. She has most recently performed the roles of Phoebe in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, and Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, both with Community Theatre of Greensboro. Other past roles include Gilda in Talk Opera, Königin der Nacht in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Helene in Hindemith's Hin und zurück, and the title character in Little Red Riding Hood, a children’s outreach opera with the UNC Greensboro Opera Theatre. Alicia has also performed in productions with Piedmont Opera, including the Shepherd Boy in Tosca, First Spirit in Die Zauberflöte, and various ensemble roles. Other credits from her time at UNC School of the Arts include Lauretta in Bizet’s Doctor Miracle, and the role of Phyllis in Iolanthe with Greensboro Light Opera and Song. Alicia is also a classically trained harpist."