Professor of Voice
3153 Bliss Hall
myun AT ysu DOT edu
A lyric soprano, Dr. Misook Yun is a native of South Korea. As an active recitalist and soloist, Yun has performed in Italy, Austria, South Korea, and the United States of America. Her major solo performances include Canteloube’s Chants d'Auvergne (first series), Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Hear My Prayer, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, Faure’s Requiem, Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Schubert’s Mass in G, Mozart's Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, and Handel’s Messiah.
An accomplished operatic performer, Yun has appeared as the title roles of Tosca and Madama Butterfly, Violetta in La Traviata, Micaela in Carmen, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Nedda in Pagliacci, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, Suzel in L’Amico Fritz, Serafina in Il Campanello, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Genevieve in Suor Angelica, High Priestess in Aida, and Musetta in La Bohème.
Yun's competition winnings include first prize of the Metropolitan Opera Competition of the Oregon District, the concerto competition at the University of Oregon, and first prize of the Paul & Lillian Petri Scholarship Competition which enabled her to study in Italy and Austria during the summer of 1997. She has also been a semi-finalist in the Vera Scammon International Vocal Competition. Yun has studied and coached with Mark Beudert, Tae-Hee Cho, Eun-Kyung Kim, Gregory Mason, Lorenzo Malfatti, Robert McIver, James Miller, and Milagro Vargas, and as well as participated in masterclasses with Martina Arroyo, Marcia Baldwin, Vera Scammon, and Norman Shetler.
An accomplished pedagogue, she has taught at the University of Oregon as a Graduate Teaching Fellow for six years, Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon for four years, and Kyung-Ghi Night School in Korea for two years. At Youngstown State University, she has taught the courses of Italian/English Diction, German Diction, French Diction, Vocal Pedagogy and Applied Voice. In the summer of 2004, she was one of the twelve National Association of Teachers of Singing interns chosen through out the North America.
Her recital presentations in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio last year were well received, and a future recital tour includes Arkansas, Illinois, Oregon, Pennsylvania and South Korea. Dr. Yun is an associate professor who serves as a faculty advisor of The Dana Vocal Society and Co-Executive Director of The Dana Vocal Performance Clinic (High school summer vocal camp).
Other Dana voice pages include:
The Dana Vocal Society
Opera at Dana
Hae-Jong Lee - Director of Choral Activities
Dr. Allan Mosher - Professor of Voice