In Sook Chung
In Sook Chung
In Sook Chung’s voice instruction is informed by a wealth of studies, performance experience, and teaching experience.
For her studies, she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in voice at Ewha Woman's University, Seoul, South Korea. She furthered her studies with a Meisterklassendiplom in Sologesang at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in München, Germany. Finally, she received her Doctor of Church Music at Midwest Theological Seminary in Wentzville, Missouri, U.S.A.
In Sook has also experienced a vibrant, international landscape of performance. In 1969 she won first prize at CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL D'EXECUTION MUSICALE GENÈVE in Switzerland. She also won first prize, taking the Accessit Diplome at Concours International de Chant Individuel in Verviers, Belgium. In addition, in 1970 In Sook was the top female performer in the co-ed CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE MONTREAL, CANADA.
In addition to her accolades, In Sook has performed numerous solo recitals and concerts. She has had the privilege to sing with Radio Suisse Romande Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Braunschweiger Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
She has performed oratorios, like the Messiah, Elija, Missa Solemnis, St. Matthew Passion, and the 9th Symphony. Her opera performances include the roles of Leonora in Il Trovatore, Shimchong in Shimchong, the Countessa in the Marriage of Figaro, Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte. She has performed worldwide in Seoul, South Korea; in Germany—München, Köln, Stuttgart, Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig; in Switzerland—Genève, Basel; in Venice, Italy; in Canada—Edmonton, Calgary, Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto; in the U.S.A.—Los Angeles, Detroit; in St. Paulo, Brazil; and in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In Sook also has twenty-five years of choir conducting experience.
In Sook began teaching voice at Ewha Woman's University in Seoul. She continued her teaching career at the Oscar Peterson School of Music since 1981. Under her tutelage, many students have been accepted into university performance degree programs throughout Canada and abroad. In Sook’s students have gone on to study at University of Toronto, McGill University, Western University, The Julliard School, and the Mannes School of Music.
Among her students, Helen Yu has performed with the New York City Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, the Metropolitan Opera, at the Stratford Festival, and on Broadway.
In Sook welcomes students aged 12 and older and offers RCM exam preparation for all grades, including ARCT.