Associate Professor of Music
Email Professor Braamse
BA, Fuyang College, China
MM and DMA, Michigan State University
An international performer, coloratura soprano Shudong Braamse has appeared on stages in Italy, Austria, Singapore, and China. Her operatic roles have included Lucy in The Telephone, Sally in Thomas and Sally, and Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore. As a recitalist, she has premiered a number of works by Asian and American composers including Gary Nash’s cycle Peace, Love and Prosperity. In addition to her academic credentials, Dr. Brammse was certified by the Salzburg Voice Festival Program in 2012. Critic Carol Cohan of Orlando’s The Villages Daily Sun praised Shudong’s “powerful upper register” and described her technique as “fluid and true,” flowing from “top to bottom effortlessly.”
Dr. Braamse has a passion for sharing the traditions of Western vocal music with her native China, and sharing developments in Chinese concert music with audiences and students in America. She has given numerous master classes at Chinese universities including Wuhan Conservatory, Capital Normal University in Beijing, and Jiaotong University in Shanghai. She has also translated vocal pedagogy works by Joan Dornemann and Clifton Ware into Chinese. The books have been published by People’s Music Publishing House in Beijing. Her recent recording Silvery Night introduces American listeners to the songs of Yao Qi, a composer from Singapore.
Dr. Braamse is a member of the College Music Society and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).