clarissaShan-300x206Clarissa Shan earned her Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Arts at the University of Southern California (USC), under full scholarship, where she studied under Cynthia Munzer, Erie Mills, Raejin Lee, and Aram Barsamian. Her specialty major is Opera and Sacred Music. She is currently on the faculty as a vocal instructor at La Sierra University, and also teaches private and group voice classes as a Teaching Assistant at USC.  In addition to her busy schedule, she is also Choir Director at Emerson Unitarian Universialist Church and serves as a Soprano Soloist at the Glendale City Seventh-day Adventist Church.  While working towards her degree, she taught at several music schools on voice and intermediate piano to young children. Her notable awards include 1st places at the Redlands Bowl Young Artist Competition, and the Riverside Opera Guild Vocal Scholarship Competition, Grand Prize at the Brentwood Westwood Symphony Young Artist Competition, and top prizes at the California Women’s Chorus Vocal Scholarship Competition and NATS-LA Gwendolyn Roberts Young Artist Competition. Ms. Shan has performed with the Brentwood Symphony, the Burbank Philharmonic, and performed in masterclasses with Michelle DeYoung and Vladamir Chernov. Clarissa has also performed multiple opera roles and solo concerts throughout Southern California. She has many years of teaching experience in both voice and piano; and is proficient in preparing students for Certificate of Merit.