American Mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn performs in a wide range of styles and venues, from Purcell to Pierrot Lunaire, Cherubino to The King & I, J.S. Bach to P.D.Q. Bach. She was featured in the revival and tour of Phillip Glass's Einstein on the Beach, performed at venues around the world from 2011-2014, and she is currently singing the role of Belle in Glass's La Belle et la Bête, also on tour. She has performed with New York City Opera, The Wooster Group, OperaOmnia, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke's, and the Waverly Consort; and on the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Mann Center in Philadelphia, the Edinburgh Festival, the Verbier Festival, and London's West End. She has premiered new works by Amy Beth Kirsten, Du Yun, Conrad Cummings, Stefan Weisman, Yoav Gal, and Matt Schickele. Hai-Ting is also an Artist in Residence at HERE arts center, where she is developing Science Fair, a staged solo show of science set to music.
Canadian pianist Martin Néron is acclaimed for his performances of art song repertoire and research in linguistics. Praised as "an attentive partner" (Opera News), he has accompanied vocal recitals at Lincoln Center, CAMI Hall, the Kosciuszko Foundation, the United Nations, the Metropolitan Room, the Onassis Center, and the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, among other venues. As a recording artist, Martin has released albums with the One Soul, Romanos, and Babinis labels. He has also recorded several concerts for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Martin's research in English, French, and German lyric diction and French mélodie has been featured in Australian Voice and the Journal of Singing publications. His book, Francis Poulenc: Selected Song Texts, was distributed by Leyerle Publications in 2010. A frequent clinician, he has conducted master classes and lectures at the New Jersey N.A.T.S. chapter's Doris Lenz Festival, Ohio State University, Washington State University, The College of New Jersey, and the Settlement Music School of Philadelphia. He also serves as vice president of the Joy in Singing Foundation. Martin holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music (DMA), Westminster Choir College (MM), and Université de Montréal (BM).
Art Song On the Move is Joy In Singing's latest initiative launched by Martin Néron in July 2018. Its mission is to provide performance opportunities for our collaborative singers devoted to sharing their artistry with their community.