Assistant Professor of Music
On faculty since 2010
MM, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2009
BM, Anyang University, Korea, 2005
As I am a conductor, I am always interested in the relationship between a conductor
and musicians. Unlike other performers, a conductor is dealing with human beings,
not the instruments. Spending time with people is always priceless.
I love human voice so I spend a lot of time listening to choral works and opera. Since my conducting career begins with conducting opera, I will always be passionate about opera. However, that does not mean I do not like orchestral music or conducting orchestra. I have a passion for both orchestral music and opera.
I love to cook, especially for my wife Amy. I think cooking is very similar to conducting.
First, because it is creating something from nothing; second, the tastes of foods
or music can be different because of who makes it, even if they are given the same
ingredients. I learned that I could get a good result only when I put in my best effort
in both cooking and conducting.
Also, I like golfing, even though I am not a good golfer. I just like to walk the serenely beautiful fields. It refreshes my brain and body.
- Conductors Guild
- Korean Conductors Association
Selected presentations, performances, & awards
- Awarded the first prize as a conductor for the Best Opera Production, Category 1 in 2010 by National Opera Association
- Awarded the second prize as a conductor for the Best Opera Production, Category 1 in 2010 by National Opera Association
- Selected as one of the best young conductors in 2005 by Korean Conductors Association
- Served as a principal conductor for UNI Philharmonic Orchestra, Korea.
- Conducted the Opera Naomi in the Living Room by Jonathan Bailey Holland, the 90th annual meeting of the National Association of Negro Musicians, Chicago, IL
- Conducts many orchestras, including one of the prestigious orchestras in Korea, Suwon Civic Orchestra.