Houston Grand Opera Announces New Studio Music Director

By David Salazar

The Houston Grand Opera has announced that Miah Im will be its new Studio Music Director.

Im will work closely with director Brian Speck in leading the famed training program as well as curating the popular Studio Recital Series and serve as a member of the company’s casting committee.

“I am thrilled and incredibly honored to join the HGO family, one of the finest opera companies in America,” Miah Im stated in a press release. “I will bring my passion and experience in support of this wonderful artform and help to inspire the young artists on their journey to becoming world class singers.”

Prior to joing Houston Grand Opera Im spent four years as the head of music staff for the LA Opera. There, she worked as assistant conductor, pianist, and prompter. She has also served on music staffs for such organizations as Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City, Wolf Trap Opera, Ravinia Music Festival, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, The Juilliard School, and the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy.